Ciplactin-4mg (Cyproheptadine) comes in 4-mg strength tablets and is prescribed to alleviate nasal allergy symptoms, allergic rhinitis, other allergies, as well as the common cold. This medication works through the process of inhibiting histamine and serotonin receptors, substances that causes allergies in the body. Patients suffering from these symptoms experience various irritants like sneezing, blocked nose, severe itching and other symptoms. Ciplactin works in combating and relieving rhinitis through the inhibition of H1 receptors released by the bodyÍs immune system, which helps to prevent any allergic symptoms. This process also helps in relieving rhinitis and it has been found to work in cases of insect bites and hives.
Dosage and Administration
Ciplactin (Cyproheptadine) 4-mg tablets are swallowed orally with water, and can be taken with or without food. It is taken several times a day as prescribed by your physician; the dosage will be based on the severity of individual symptoms, body weight and response to therapy. The prescribed dosage, which is usually 4 mg, varies for infants, adolescents and adults, and should not be altered unless instructed by the treating doctor and should be used as directed.
The most common side effects associated with using Ciplactin-4mg include:
- increased sweating
- low blood pressure
- dry mouth
- nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea
If these symptoms persist, you should stop taking the medication and see your physician. It is best to see the doctor or seek emergency medical treatment immediately if there are:
- persistent ringing in the ears
- problems with vision
- problems urinating
Ciplactin-4mg (Cyproheptadine) should not be started without informing your doctor if you are:
- trying to conceive
- suffering from other medical condition or disorders
- suffering from any allergies
- using any other medications or drugs
- using any herbal products, vitamins or supplements
Patients using Ciplactin are not advised to drive a car, operate heavy machinery or engage in activities that require mental acuity and coordination. Alcohol can have a detrimental effect on patients using this medication.
Drug interactions with Ciplactin
These drugs may interact with this medication:
- patients on monoamine oxidase or MAO inhibitor therapy
- hypersensitivity to cyproheptadine and other allergy medications