|Multi-Vit + Cyproheptadine HCL||Syrup||1000.2634|
Antihistamine – Antiserotonin
-Syrup: each teaspoonful (5ml) contains Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride 2mg.
SALUSIN is a potent antihistamine and antiserotonin which seems to act by competition with histamine and serotonin for receptor sites. It has well marked antipruritic and local anaesthetic effects, a significant central sedative effect, and a weak peripheral antichlolinergic effect.
In addition to the fore-mentioned properties, SALUSIN stimulates appetite probably by activating the hypothalamic appetite regulating centre.
- Allergic and itchy conditions of the skin such as : urticaria, cold urticaria (usually resistant to other antihistamines), eczema, neurodermatitis, ect.
- Allergic and vasomotor rhinitis
- Allergic conjunctivitis and contact dermatitis of the eyelids.
- To ameliorate allergic reaction to drugs, serum and blood.
- In conjunction with adrenaline, steroids, ect in the treatment of anaphylactoid reaction after the acute symptoms have been controlled.
- As a prophylactic measure in migraine and cluster headache.
- As an appetite stimulant.
- Most common is drowsiness which usually disappears 3-4 days after the start of treatment
- Less frequent: dryness of the mouth and throat, thickening of the bronchial secretion, skin rash and especially in the elderly there may be dizziness, hypotension, and urine retention.
- Rare: central nervous stimulation especially in children (agitation, confusion, visual hallucinations, tremors), cholestatic jaundice.
- Hypersensitivity to Cyproheptadine or similar drugs.
- Asthma and other lower respiratory tract infections, Narrow angle glaucoma. Obstructive bowel diseases, and prostatic hypertrophy.
- To be used in elderly or debilitated patients, in newborns or in nursing mothers.
Use in pregnancy:
To be used only when clearly indicated in the first two trimesters, and should be avoided during the last trimester.
- Patients of SALUSIN should avoid driving, operating machinery and similar activities requiring alertness until his reactions to the drug is well known.
- Safety for use in children below 2 years of age has not been justified yet.
Dosage for Syrup:
Average daily dose: 2 teaspoonfuls 3-4 times
Maximum daily dose: 16 teaspoonfuls given in divided doses
Children 2-7 years:
Average daily dose: 1 teaspoonful 2-3 times
Maximum daily dose: 6 teaspoonfuls given in divided doses
Children 7-14 years:
Average daily does: 2 teaspoonfuls 2-3 times
Maximum daily dose: 8 teaspoonfuls given in divided doses