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Epon Tablet


Overview

Introduction

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

Epon Tablet 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 worry you. It may cause headache or increase appetite 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.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine.

Side effects of Epon Tablet

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Increased appetite

How to use Epon Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Epon Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Epon Tablet works

Epon Tablet is an antihistaminic medication. It blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Epon Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Epon Tablet 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Epon Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Unless Epon Tablet is used to lower the prolactin levels in the mother, it should be avoided as it might interfere with breastfeeding.
Driving
UNSAFE
Epon Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Epon Tablet may cause dizziness, sedation, and hypotension in elderly patients. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Epon Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Epon Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Epon Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Epon Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Epon Tablet, 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Take Epon Tablet 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 Epon Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Epon with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
I have low appetite, I am allergic to wheat and sometimes coffee and milk can upset my gut, My appetite normalises when I take Paurush Jewan but when stop it I loose my appetite again
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take chitrakadi vati 2 tablet twice before meal, aarogyavardhini vati 2 tablet twice after meal
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FAQs

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.

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References
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