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Drug information on Aptivin (Cyproheptadine) from Divine Savior Pvt. Ltd.

Aptivin

  Tablet  
Divine Savior Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Cyproheptadine
 7.50
4mg
10

Drug Name : Cyproheptadine

Cyproheptadine(Periactin) generic Aptivin is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic rhinitis. It blocks the action of histamine, which reduces allergy symptoms.
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Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Aptivin may be prescribed


Side effects of Aptivin

   Central Nervous System : Sedation, sleepiness, dizziness, disturbed coordination, confusion, restlessness, excitation, nervousness, tremor, irritability, sleeplessness, tingling, convulsions, emotional state, hallucination and faintness.

   Skin : Rash, edema, excessive sweating, hives and photosensitivity.

   Eye and ENT : Blurred vision, double vision, fainting and ringing in the ear.

   Heart : Low blood pressure, palpitations, fast heart rate and shock.

   Blood : Anemia and decrease in white blood cells and platelets.

   Gastrointestinal : Liver failure, dryness of mouth, stomach distress, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and jaundice.

   Genitourinary : Urinary frequency, difficulty in urination, urinary retention and early menses.

   Respiratory : Dryness of nose and throat, sputum, tightness of chest, wheezing and nasal stuffiness.

   Miscellaneous : Fatigue, chills, headache and increased appetite/weight gain.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult- The total daily dose for adults should not exceed 0.5 mg/kg/day.
Child- The usual dose is 2 mg (1/2 tablet) two or three times a day.

How to use Aptivin?

It comes as a tablet, capsule and syrup to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Aptivin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in newborns, nursing mothers and patients with hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Aptivin

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, increased eye pressure, ulcer, difficulty in urinating, heart disease, high blood pressure, seizures, overactive thyroid, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breast feeding.

• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• Avoid exposure to sunlight; otherwise it may cause sunburn.

Other Precautions for Aptivin

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Aptivin

Store it at room temperature. Keep away from children. Do not allow the liquid to freeze.


Schedule : G  Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.



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