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SERITOL DROPS

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Composition FOR SERITOL

Cyproheptadine(NA)

food interaction for SERITOL

alcohol interaction for SERITOL

pregnancy interaction for SERITOL

lactation interaction for SERITOL

medicine interaction for SERITOL

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Seritol drops at a fixed time.
Seritol drops may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Seritol drops 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Seritol drops is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR SERITOL

Cyproheptadine(NA)

Uses

Seritol drops is used in the treatment of appetite stimulant and allergic disorders

How it works

Seritol drops blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

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

SUBSTITUTES FOR SERITOL

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR SERITOL

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 SERITOL

Cyproheptadine

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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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)