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Actin Syrup

Manufacturer: Serve Pharmaceuticals
Medicine composition: Cyproheptadine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: May 21, 2019

As an antihistamine, Actin Syrup helps in relieving allergy symptoms caused by seasonal allergies, food or blood such as watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose or itching eyes or nose. It works by blocking natural substances like serotonin and histamine that your body makes during an allergic reaction. It also treats mild, uncomplicated hives.

During treatment with this syrup, you may experience drowsiness, constipation, dizziness, blurred vision, or dry mouth, nose or throat as side effects. Some people may also experience serious side effects like mood changes, shaking, seizures, difficulty urinating and irregular heartbeat. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rarely seen.

This medication is not prescribed for people who have an allergic reaction to it, women who are breast-feeding, a newborn baby or premature infant, an elderly person, those who have narrow-angle glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, a peptic ulcer or bladder, stomach, or bowel blockage. If you are taking or have taken within the last 14 days a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, do not take this syrup. Keep your doctor informed about your medical conditions and other medications you are taking during this treatment.

The dosage is based on your age, weight, medical condition, body size and response to treatment.

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  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Before consuming alcohol, consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women must consult doctor before using this syrup.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women are advised to consult doctor before using this syrup.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Actin Syrup , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

Actin Syrup has many uses, the most important of which is its action as an antihistamine, anticholinergic and local anaesthetic. The mechanism of action for the drug remains uncertain at this point of time, even though some experiments have been performed on rats to determine the same.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

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    This medication interacts with Aminoglycosides, Antibiotics, Atropine, Barbiturates, Monoamine oxidase inhibitors, Neuroleptics.
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