Medicine Overview of Piclactin Syrup
Side Effect of Piclactin is Sleepiness.
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. Piclactin Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Piclactin Syrup is an antihistaminic medication. It blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.
In Depth Information on Piclactin Syrup
- Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
- Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Piclactin Syrup, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
Piclactin Syrup related warnings
Piclactin Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Piclactin Syrup is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Piclactin Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Unless Piclactin Syrup is used to lower the prolactin levels in the mother, it should be avoided as it might interfere with breastfeeding.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Piclactin Syrup may cause dizziness, sedation, and hypotension in elderly patients. This may affect your ability to drive.
Piclactin Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Piclactin Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Piclactin Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Piclactin 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.
Frequently asked questions about Piclactin Syrup
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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Taking Piclactin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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