Cyproheptadine (Ciplactin) is a type of medication that may be prescribed to treat allergy symptoms and hayfever. Allergies can cause the eyes to be red and itchy as well as dry. They can also cause a person to sneeze, to have a runny nose, and to feel a build up of pressure. Sometimes this medicine is used for the treatment of migraines in youth.
It is important to note that while this medicine can successfully treat symptoms, it wonít cure them and it doesnít take care of the underlying problem. This type of medication is classified as an Antihistamine. It prevents the body from creating Histamine which is responsible for allergy symptoms occurring. Cyproheptadine is offered in a pill form.
Depending on the dose that the doctor recommends, it may be taken from 1 to 3 times per day. It is important to keep a good schedule of when you should take it. You donít want to take too little or too much of this product. Your doctor may have to adjust the amount of the medication in order to offer you the best value. Since it can take a few weeks for allergy symptoms to be reduced, it should be taken as soon as allergy season begins.
There are several known side effects that can be experienced with the use of Cyproheptadine. Most people though donít have any side effects or they find them to be very mild. They can include dry mouth, headache that is mild, and a heavy feeling in the chest. Should any problems with urination occur or changes in vision it is important to let your doctor know right away.
This medication may adversely interact with different products including over the counter medicines. It is very important to let your doctor know about anything you may be taking. Avoid using alcohol with this medicine as it can result in dehydration and other negative factors.