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food interaction for APTIMUST

alcohol interaction for APTIMUST

pregnancy interaction for APTIMUST

lactation interaction for APTIMUST

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Aptimust syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Aptimust syrup is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Cyproheptadine(2 mg)


Cyproheptadine is used to treat sneezing, itching, watery eyes, runny nose, and other symptoms of allergies.

How it works

Cyproheptadine belongs to the group of medicines called antihistamines and antiserotonergic. It works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms.

Common side effects

Nausea, Nervousness, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Dry throat, Dry nose, Difficulty in urination, Excitement, Headache, Muscle weakness, Nasal congestion, Chest congestion, Vision disorder
Tricholine Citrate(275 mg)


Tricholine citrate is indicated for the treatment and management of hepatic disorders and asthma symptoms in adults.

How it works

Tricholine citrate exerts lipotropic action in the hepatic cells. Choline converts deposited fats into lecithin and other similar phospholipids. Lecithin is a major component of high density lipoprotein (HDL) that mobilizes cell membrane cholesterol and promotes hepatic degeneration.

Common side effects

Sorbitol(2 gm)


Sorbitol is used to treat occasional constipation.

How it works

Sorbitol solution is a hyperosmotic laxative. It works by retaining fluid in the colon, which helps to increase muscle movement in the intestines.

Common side effects

Osmotic diarrhea, Abdominal cramp, Increased glucose level in blood, Allergic reaction, Increased sodium level in blood, Vomiting

Common Dosage

Patients taking this medicines

  • 44%
    Two Times A Day
  • 36%
    One Time A Day
  • 14%
    Three Times A Day
  • 3%
    Alternate Day
  • 3%
    Four Times A Day


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Expert advice for APTIMUST

Do not start or continue the cyproheptadine tablets:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to cyproheptadine or any of the other ingredients of cyproheptadine tablet.
  • If you are taking other medicines such as antihistamines or monoamine-oxidase inhibitors.
Do not drive or operate machinery after taking cyproheptadine because your mental alertness may get disturbed. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can increase certain side effects of cyproheptadine. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant.

Frequently asked questions for APTIMUST


Q. Is cyproheptadine used to gain weight/for headaches?
No, cyproheptadine is used for treatment of allergies. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is cyproheptadine a narcotic/antihistamine/anticholinergic/steroid?
Cyproheptadine is antihistaminic drug which may have anticholinergic effects. It is not a narcotic/steroid.
Q. Is cyproheptadine over the counter?
No, it is available with doctor’s prescription only.
Q. Is cyproheptadine safe?
It is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take cyproheptadine with Benadryl/Tylenol/ibuprofen?
Yes, but Benadryl contains some amount of antihistaminic drug which may alter the effects of cyproheptadine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
Q. Does cyproheptadine get you high/make you gain weight/increase appetite/make you hungry?
Cyproheptadine causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, always consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.
Q. Does cyproheptadine affect birth control?
No, it does not affect birth control. Patient should follow the advice of doctor before its use.
Q. Does cyproheptadine have codeine/acetaminophen in it?
No, it does not contain codeine/acetaminophen in it.


Q. Is sorbitol safe/ safe for diabetics/bad/ affect or raise blood sugar?
Sorbitol is safe in most patients if taken at recommended dosage and duration. However, higher dosages may cause stomach cramps and diarrhea in some patients. It is generally safe to be used in diabetes but hyperglycemia (raised blood sugar) from metabolism of absorbed sorbitol may occur in some diabetic patients.
Q. Does sorbitol/weight gain/headaches/bloating?
Sorbitol may cause bloating, it can cause severe side effects such as sudden weight gain in some patients.
Q. Does sorbitol reduce dental caries/ cause tooth decay?
Consuming sorbitol-sweetened (sugar-free) products instead of regular ones can play an important role in reducing a person's tooth decay rate and will prevent dental carries.


Content on this page was last updated on 05 February, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)