Ciplactin (Cyproheptadine) is indicated for vasomotor and seasonal rhinitis, as well as allergies. This drug works on the histamine and serotonin receptors.
How to use Ciplactin
Ciplactin (Cyproheptadine) is indicated for vasomotor and seasonal rhinitis, as well as allergies. This drug works 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 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 invade pathogens or allergens (such as pollen), binding to its receptors triggering allergy symptoms in the affected area.
It is released by the body as part of a defensive response, causing blood to 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,that is 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.
Each Ciplactin (Cyproheptadine) tablet contains 4mg of the active ingredient. Due to the broad range of indications, the exact dosage may differ according to individuals. Adults affected by hay fever may be ordered by their physician to take 4mg (one tablet) 3 times daily. Alterations to the dosage schedule may be made by the physician for maintenance treatment depending on how the patient responds to treatment.
In some cases, adults undergoing treatment for migraine have been told by the physician providing medical care to administer a dosage ranging from 4mg to 8mg, 3 times daily. Patients with Cushing`s syndrome may be directed to start out with 2mg (taken 4 times daily), with this dosage increased under the direction of the physician over a 3 week period. Utmost compliance with the physician`s instructions is required at all times
Ciplactin Side Effects
Asides the intended therapeutic effects, Ciplactin (Cyproheptadine) has been known to cause side effects, some of which are;
Mild drowsy feeling
All side effects experienced should be 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,inform your phyaician.
Drinking alcohol while using Ciplactin (Cyproheptadine) could cause increased fatigue and could also worsen the drowsy effects of this medicine. Patients are usually told by their physician to avoid alcohol during treatment. Do not drive if after taking this medication, you experience drowsiness, as this could place you at increased risk of a fatal accident