Apitus Syrup

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Introduction

Apitus Syrup belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used in the treatment of various allergic conditions. It relieves symptoms of inflammation as well as itching, swelling and rashes. It is also used to treat loss of appetite (need for food). It is an effective hunger stimulant.

Apitus Syrup can be taken with or without food and it is better to take it in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. You may need this medicine only on days you have symptoms, or you may need to take it every day to prevent symptoms from happening. If you stop taking it earlier than advised, your symptoms may come back. This medicine is generally very safe.

This medicine may cause some amount of dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that needs attention. Consult your doctor if it persists or worries you. It may cause a headache in some cases. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys or with your heart. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine.

Uses of Apitus Syrup

Benefits of Apitus Syrup

In Treatment of Allergic conditions

Apitus Syrup prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation and symptoms such as blocked or runny nose, sneezing, and itchy or watery eyes. It can be used to treat a great many different inflammatory and allergic conditions. It lowers your immune system’s response to these conditions so you should avoid being near people who are ill or have infections.

In Appetite stimulant

Apitus Syrup increases hunger by constantly increasing the energy requirements of an individual. It promotes the desire to eat and therefore, it is a safe and effective way of managing undernutrition or malnutrition. It helps to treat loss of appetite and improves the nutritional status.

Side effects of Apitus Syrup

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Apitus

  • Dizziness
  • Headache

How to use Apitus Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Apitus Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Apitus Syrup works

Apitus Syrup is an antihistamine medication. It blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions. Due to constant increased energy intake and stimulation of growth hormone secretion, it stimulates the appetite too.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Apitus Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Apitus Syrup is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Apitus Syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Unless Apitus Syrup is used to lower the prolactin levels in the mother, it should be avoided as it might interfere with breastfeeding.
Driving
UNSAFE
Apitus Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Apitus Syrup may cause dizziness, sedation, and hypotension in elderly patients. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Apitus Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Apitus Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Apitus Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Apitus Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Apitus Syrup, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Take Apitus Syrup as per dose and duration suggested by your doctor.
  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Apitus Syrup, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dibenzocycloheptenes Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
VITAMINS MINERALS NUTRIENTS
Action Class
H1 Antihistaminics (First Generation)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Apitus with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Selgelin, Jumex, Selgin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zuvair
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam
MODERATE

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