Allergy can be described as the excessive and embellished reaction of the immune system in response to foreign bodies which are called as allergens. Allergies mainly affect the sense organs such as nose, eyes, skin and ears. It can be either environmental, dietary or genetic Swelling of nasal mucosa, redness of conjunctiva, coughing, lack of hearing and vomiting are some allergic responses in a human being. To fight with all these mild allergic conditions we have got a tablet in the medical market named as Periactin Cyproheptadine
Brand name: Periactin and Generic name: Cyproheptadine.
Cyproheptadine is termed as an antihistamine which decreases the action of natural histamine in the human body which results in most common allergies such as watery eyes itching and running nasal.
A white round tablet patent on one and scored on the other face. It is the best medicine for the treatment of allergic conditions such as:
• Hay fever, sneezing
• Stress disorder
• Serotonin Syndrome
• Migraine (severe headache)
• Skin problems like rashes, eczema, and chicken pox.
There is a defined procedure for the intake of every medicine. One tablet of Periactin Cyproheptadine thrice a day is suggested by the health specialists for adults. Overdose can result in stomach infections, depression, cardiac arrest etc. Alcoholic drinks and driving should be completely avoided. Drinking plenty of water can become another help for the condition.
If one has a positive side, the other side may give you darkness. Some of the side effects of Periactin include:
- Unusual behavior
- Decrease in urination
- Restlessness, sleeping problems
- Chest pain
- Dry mouth, loss of appetite
So before the ingestion of the tablet, medical history of the individual should be discussed with the heath expert so that it shouldn’t lead to any mishappening, such as history of asthma
, heart diseases, urination difficulties etc. It is also available in the form of syrup in the market which is used by individuals who can’t swallow tablets.
Safety Precautions are also necessary with the consumption of Periactin Cyproheptadine:
• It’s really harmful for pregnant woman. Even the mothers who pass breast milk should be avoided.
• Either be infants or old adults both should not be recommended with the medication.
• Blood pressure, stomach problems, chronic and lung diseases should be actually considered before the intake of Periactin Cyproheptadine.
Dosage of Periactin varies from age to age.
Adults: Thrice a day, 5-20mg
Children from 7-15 years of age: 3-4 times a day with 2-4mg
Note: 5ml is equal to one teaspoon.
Storage should be at the proper temperature of 40 degrees in tightly closed container. Prevent it from excessive heat and moisture. Expired tablet should be disposed off. Precaution is always better than cure. Just by following some prevention you can always avoid allergies such as wearing of mask while cleaning or windy season, dusty bed sheets, carpets and blankets should be changed periodically etc. Periactin Cyproheptadine is also used for the enhancement of appetite and gain of weight. So, Take care and use the drug under appropriate prescriptions only.