Ciplactin (Cyproheptadine) is indicated for vasomotor and seasonal rhinitis, as well as allergies. This drug works by acting on the histamine and serotonin receptors. It is classified as a sedating antihistamine. In hay fever, perennial allergic rhinitis and other related conditions, patients experience irritation in the form of a blocked nose, persistent sneezing, pruritis and other symptoms. These reactions occur as a result of histamine, a nitrogenous chemical that causes an immune system response to invading pathogens or allergens (such as pollen), binding to its receptors triggering allergy symptoms at the affected area.
It is released by the body as part of a defensive response, resulting in blood flow to the affected area. This causes the symptoms listed above. Use of this medicine helps to combat rhinitis by inhibiting the H1 receptors which histamine normally acts on, thereby preventing any histamine released from producing allergy symptoms. This helps to relieve rhinitis, and can also work for mild angioedema, urticaria and some bug or insect bites.
Antiserotonergic properties are also exhibited by this drug, meaning that it competes with serotonin at its receptors, which may help to minimize or reduce serotonin activity. Because of this, it has been taken by some patients for migraine relief. Physicians have also used it for patients affected by dermatographism or in combination with epinephrine and other treatment forms for serious allergic reactions. It has been the subject of medical research, which focused on its possible effects if used for Cushing`s syndrome, anorexia and sexual dysfunction.
Important Information about Ciplactin Cyproheptadine HCl
Do not take this medication (Periactin, Ciplactin) if you are allergic to Cyproheptadine HCl, or if you have narrow angle glaucoma, a stomach ulcer or obstruction, an enlarged prostate or urination problems, if you have are having an asthma attack, or if you are elderly or have a debilitating disease.
Interaction with other drugs
Prior to taking Cyproheptadine HCl, let your doctor know if you frequently use other medications that induce sleep like medicines for cold, allergy, sedatives, narcotic pain killer, sleeping pills, drugs for depression, anxiety or seizure; or muscle soothers. These medications may increase you sleepiness and drowsiness caused by Cyproheptadine HCl.
The drugs mentioned above are not the only ones to interact with xyz. There may be others. Let your doctor know about any other medications which you may be using. Never start a new medication without a doctor’s advice.
- Weight gain
- Appetite increase
- Perspiring more than usual
- Drowsy feeling which is mild
All side effects experienced need to be promptly reported to the physician in charge of treatment. Should you notice seizures, bruises on the skin, a ringing noise in the ears, difficulty passing urine, disturbances affecting your vision or any other side effects that are not included in this paragraph, consult your physician as soon as possible.
PrecautionsDrinking alcohol alongside Ciplactin (Cyproheptadine) could cause increased fatigue and can also worsen the drowsy effects of this medicine. Patients are normally told by their physician not to drink alcohol during treatment.
You must not drive after taking this medicine if you experience drowsiness, as this could place you at increased risk of a serious accident.