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CYPROHEPTADINE

CYPROHEPTADINE

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Product: CYPROHEPTADINE
Formulary: Generic Formulary
Category: Nutrition & Metabolism
Sub Group: TONICS & APPETITE STIMULANTS
International Brand Name: Periactin
Dosages: 4MG/2 mg/ml

Unit of Packing: Tablets

 

Adverse Effects: 
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness Fatigue
  • Nervousness
  • Sleepiness
  • Epigastric distress
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Urine retention
  • Weight gain

Contraiindication: 

  • Hypersensitivity to Cyproheptadine and other drugs of similar structure
  • Angle closure glaucoma
  • Acute asthma
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Bladder neck obstruction
  • Prostatic hyperplasia
  • Pyloroduodenal obstruction
  • Debilitated patients
  • Patient on monoamine oxidase inhibitory therapy.

Special Precaution: 

  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Increased intraocular pressure
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Patient should be cautioned against activities requiring mental alertness such as driving, operating machine or involving in any hazardous activities
  • Avoid alcohol

Interaction: Alcohol and other CNS depressants (hypnotics, sedatives, tranquilizers, anti-anxiety drugs, narcotic analgesics): CNS depressant action potentiated. MAOIs, tricylic antidepressants and atropine: Antimuscarinic action potentiated. Aminoglycosides: Ototoxicity produced by aminoglycosides masked.

Servings: Adult: 12 - 16 mg / day in 3 - 4 divided doses. Maximum dose: 32 mg / day Migraine prophylaxis and vascular headaches: Initial dose: 4 mg and may be repeated after 30 minutes; A maintenance dose of 4 mg may be given every 4 to 6 hours. Children above 6 years: 8 - 12 mg / day in 2 - 3 divided doses Maximum dose: 16 mg / day Children 2 - 6: 4 - 6 mg / day in 2 - 3 divided doses Maximum dose: 12 mg / day