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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Cyprowal syrup at a fixed time.
Cyprowal syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Cyprowal syrup is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Cyprowal syrup is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Cyproheptadine(2 mg/5ml)


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
Peptone(25 mg/5ml)



How it works

Peptones are derived from animal milk or meat digested by proteolytic digestion.

Common side effects

Acute toxicity, Nausea, Rash, Stomach upset


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Expert advice for CYPROWAL

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 CYPROWAL


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 30 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)