Lupactin Tablet

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  • Contains / Salt: Cyproheptadine (2 mg)
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Lupactin Tablet Information

Lupactin Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa, Loss of appetite. Other than this, Lupactin Tablet has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The correct dosage of Lupactin Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Lupactin Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Lupactin Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Lupactin Tablet has a Safe effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Lupactin Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Lupactin Tablet related warnings section.

Lupactin Tablet is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Peptic Ulcer as it can result in adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Lupactin Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug reaction of Lupactin Tablet with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Lupactin Tablet is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Lupactin Tablet Benefits & Uses

Lupactin Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Lupactin Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Lupactin Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lupactin Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Lupactin is safe for pregnant women.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Lupactin Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Lupactin. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Lupactin Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Using Lupactin does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Lupactin Tablet on the Liver?


    Lupactin has very mild side effects on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lupactin Tablet on the Heart?


    Lupactin has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Lupactin Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lupactin Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Lupactin Tablet

  • Is this Lupactin Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Lupactin Tablet is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Lupactin Tablet as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Lupactin Tablet is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Lupactin Tablet cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Lupactin Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Lupactin Tablet


    Taking Lupactin Tablet with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Lupactin Tablet


    Taking Lupactin Tablet with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Lupactin Tablet

Question over 4 years ago

Is Lupactin over the counter drug?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

No, you can not buy Lupactin over-the-counter. It is a prescription drug, without prescription of a healthcare practitioner, you can not buy directly from the pharmacy. It is for our own safety taking this medicine without doctors advice can lead to unwanted side effects.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Lupactin used in the treatment of anxiety?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

No, Lupactin is not used to treat anxiety. It is an antihistamine drug used to treat allergic rhinitis, urticaria, runny nose, sneezing, and hay fever.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Lupactin safe to use?

Yes, Lupactin is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects are observed such as difficulty in urinating, vision problem, and nervousness. If you experience the above-mentioned side effects after consuming this medicine then inform a doctor and follow his/her instructions.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Lupactin on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Discontinuation of Lupactin on your own can cause unwanted side effects and withdrawal effects. Recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I take Lupactin without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

Lupactin is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful for the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Cyproheptadine HCI

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 174



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