ADD App Tablet 10'S

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INTRODUCTION

ADD APP TABLET contains cyproheptadine, which belongs to the group of medicines called Antihistamines. It is used in the treatment of allergic conditions such as seasonal and perineal rhinitis, hay fever, skin rashes, and allergic conjunctivitis.

Perennial rhinitis refers to specific allergens that cause an allergic reaction year-round, such as pet hair or dander, food allergies, or medicines. Whereas, seasonal allergies typically occur with weather changes or environmental changes such as pollen, insects, moisture, dryness, fungi, mold, etc.

ADD APP TABLET is not recommended for debilitated patients above 65 years of age with renal, hepatic, or cardiac conditions. ADD APP TABLET must be used in pregnant women only if recommended by your doctor. It is not recommended for use in breastfeeding mothers.

The medicine should be used with caution in adolescents and children (above 7 years of age) only. Consult your doctor before taking it. The most common side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, and high fever. Contact your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.

USES OF ADD APP TABLET

Treats allergic conditions in children (above 7 years of age) and adults, such as:

  • seasonal (occurring during a specific season) and perennial rhinitis (occurring year-round)
  • vasomotor rhinitis (reoccurring inflammation of the mucous membrane in the nose)
  • allergic conjunctivitis (eye inflammation caused by allergy)
  • urticaria (hives) and angioedema (swelling beneath the skin)
  • amelioration of allergic reactions to blood or plasma (allergic severe reactions after blood or plasma transfusions)
  • cold urticaria (skin reaction to cold)
  • dermatographia (a condition causing raised red lines after a scratch)
  • It is also used as adjuvant therapy for serious allergic reactions

HOW ADD APP TABLET WORKS

ADD APP TABLET treats allergic reactions by binding with certain receptors and blocking them from binding with histamine in the body. Histamine is a mediator found in our body that is responsible for causing allergic symptoms (such as inflammation, itching and irritation etc.) as a response to allergic conditions. Thereby, providing us relief from the allergic condition.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take ADD APP TABLET as advised by your physician. It can be taken independent of meals. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew ADD APP TABLET. Your doctor will decide the correct dose, frequency and duration of the treatment for you depending upon your age, body weight, and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ADD APP TABLET

COMMON

  • dizziness, drowsiness
  • confusion, agitation
  • urinary retention
  • tachycardia
  • facial flushing
  • hyperpyrexia (high temperature)
  • dry mucous membrane
  • dilated pupil
  • constipation
  • seizures
  • athetosis (involuntary movement of limbs)
  • hallucination, delirium
  • weight gain
  • loss of appetite

RARE

  • hepatotoxicity

Stop taking ADD APP TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • central nervous system: disturbed coordination, restlessness, excitation, nervousness, tremor, irritability, insomnia, paraesthesia (tickling sensation), neuritis (inflammation of the nerve), euphoria (mood swings), hysteria (mental disorder), and faintness
  • skin layer: rash and swelling, excessive sweating, a rash with a severe itch, photosensitivity
  • special senses: acute labyrinthitis (inflammation of the inner ear), blurred vision, double vision, vertigo (spinning sensation), tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • cardiovascular: hypotension, palpitation, tachycardia, extrasystoles (additional heartbeat), severe allergic shock
  • hematologic: haemolytic anaemia, leukopenia (low white blood cells), agranulocytosis (high risk of infection), thrombocytopenia (low platelets in the blood)
  • digestive system: cholestasis (type of liver disease), liver failure, hepatitis (inflammation of the liver), liver function abnormality, dryness of mouth, epigastric distress (pain on the upper stomach), anorexia (eating disorder), nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, jaundice
  • genitourinary: urinary frequency, difficult urination, menses
  • respiratory: dryness of nose and throat, thickening of bronchial secretions, tightness of chest and wheezing

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume alcohol, as it can aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Constipation:

Eat plenty of fiber-rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and cereals and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ADD APP TABLET must be used in pregnant women only if recommended by your doctor. Consult your doctor before taking ADD APP TABLET.

BREASTFEEDING

ADD APP TABLET is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as it may pass through the breast milk. Consult your doctor before taking ADD APP TABLET.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizzy or feel that your mental alertness or motor coordination is affected after taking ADD APP TABLET.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking ADD APP TABLET because it causes an additive effect, making you feel dizzy or drowsy.

KIDNEY

ADD APP TABLET should be taken with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking ADD APP TABLET.

LIVER

ADD APP TABLET should be taken with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking ADD APP TABLET.

ALLERGY

Do not take ADD APP TABLET if you are allergic to cyproheptadine.

LUNGS

ADD APP TABLET should be taken with caution in patients with a history of bronchial asthma. Consult your doctor before taking ADD APP TABLET.

HEART DISEASE

ADD APP TABLET should be taken with caution in patients with cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Consult your doctor before taking ADD APP TABLET.

OTHERS

ADD APP TABLET is not recommended for use if you are suffering from:

  • angle-closure glaucoma
  • peptic ulcer
  • prostatic hypertrophy or bladder neck obstruction (enlargement of the prostate gland)
  • intestinal obstruction (pyloroduodenal)

Before taking ADD APP TABLET, inform your doctor if you are suffering from:

  • increased intraocular pressure (eye pressure)
  • hyperthyroidism

Use in paediatrics:

ADD APP TABLET should be used with caution in children above 7 years of age and adolescents (under 18 years of age). Consult your doctor before taking ADD APP TABLET.

Use in geriatrics:

ADD APP TABLET is not recommended in debilitated elderly patients aged over 60 years and above with decreased hepatic, renal or cardiac function. Consult your doctor before taking ADD APP TABLET.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before taking ADD APP TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine

  • medicines used to treat depression such as MAO inhibitors (Mono Amine Oxidase inhibitors) (Ex. selegiline)
  • other depressants such as CNS depressants (Ex. barbiturates)
  • medicine used as sedatives (Ex. diazepam)
  • medicines used as hypnotics (Ex. zopiclone)
  • medicines used as tranquillizers to treat mental disturbances (Ex. alprazolam)
  • anti-anxiety medicine used to treat anxiety (Ex. clonazepam)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else have accidentally taken too much of ADD APP TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. In children, it could cause diminishing mental alertness and sometimes cause excitation, whereas in adults, it could cause symptoms such as dry mouth, fixed dilated pupils, flushing and gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea, vomiting, etc.

 

SYNOPSIS

Drug :  

Cyproheptadine

Pharmacological Category :  

Antihistamines

Therapeutic Indication :  

Treats symptoms associated with allergic conditions

Dosage Forms :  

Tablets, capsules, syrup, drops

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep out of reach from children
  • Store at room temperature

 

FAQs ABOUT ADD APP TABLET

Does ADD APP TABLET make you gain weight?

Yes, though ADD APP TABLET is an antihistamine, it is also used to stimulate the appetite and promote weight gain. On the contrary, it is a negative effect as it can cause obesity due to the rapid weight gain in the person after taking it. Consult your doctor before taking ADD APP TABLET.

Can ADD APP TABLET be used for insect bites?

Yes, ADD APP TABLET can be used to treat allergic reactions caused by insect bites. Inflammation and irritation caused by the insect bite are restricted by ADD APP TABLET causing relief from symptoms. Consult a doctor before taking it.

Can I take ADD APP TABLET with anti-depressants?

No, ADD APP TABLET is not recommended for use with an anti-depressant (Ex. Sertraline, citalopram), as co-administration of these two medicines may increase the risk of having an additive effect on the medicine and can cause unnecessary complications. Consult a doctor for advice before taking ADD APP TABLET.

Does ADD APP TABLET make you feel sleepy?

Yes, ADD APP TABLET has a sedative property that may make you feel sleepy or drowsy. Avoid driving or using heavy machinery while taking ADD APP TABLET.

How long should I take ADD APP TABLET?

ADD APP TABLET should be taken for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. However, consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the side effects and they persist or worsen with rash, fever, or weight gain.

When should I avoid it before taking ADD APP TABLET?

Avoid taking ADD APP TABLET if you are suffering from bronchial asthma, glaucoma, enlarged prostate, urinary problems or stomach ulcers. Inform your doctor about your medical condition before starting ADD APP TABLET therapy.

Does ADD APP TABLET cause dry mouth?

Yes, ADD APP TABLET can cause dry mouth. If you experience mouth dryness or feel excessively thirsty, increase your fluid intake, rinse your mouth with water frequently, and apply lip balm if you feel your lips are dry or chapped out.

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    CYPROHEPTADINE 4MG
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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