Cypro, also known as cyproheptadine, is an antihistamine used in the treatment of different allergic reactions that come as a result of food, blood or seasonal alllergies. The drug has also been used as a treatment option for severe cases of the hives. As with many drugs of its kind, Cypro comes with a number of side effects associated with its use.
Common Side Effects
There are certain common side effects that come as a result of using Cypro. Some of these side effects include constipation, dizziness, blurred or disturbed vision, drowsiness, dry mouth, dry throat and nose, increased energy, nausea, restlessness and nervousness. However, it is important to understand that these side effects only affect a small percentage of Cypro users.
Severe Side Effects
The possibility of some severe side effects also exists while using the drug. Some of these side effects include difficulty breathing, hives, tightness of the chest, swelling, dark urine, sudden confusion, fainting, decreased coordination, fevers, chills, sore throat, severe loss of appetite, severe insomnia, tremors, problems urinating, unusual bleeding and bruising, yellowing of the skin and eyes, and unusual back or stomach pain.
Important Safety Information
Because Cypro can cause increased drowsiness and dizziness, it should not be taken under the influence of alcohol or while operating any type of machinery (including a motor vehicle). Cypro can also make you more susceptible to sunburn, so avoid the sun or any artificial tanning booths while taking the drug. Always remember that children react more severely to the side effects, so caution must be taken when exposing anyone under the age of 13 to the drug.
Always take the drug in conjunction with doctor's orders and do not exceed dosage instructions. Cypro must be taken in pill form by mouth and can be taken with or without food. If you miss a dose of the medication, take the missed pill as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, continue your schedule as normal and never take two doses of the pill at the same time.
If you experience any of the above side effects, contact your doctor immediately for instructions.
If an overdose is suspected, please contact a local poison center or head directly to the emergency room for treatment.
Using Cypro can be dangerous if not done under the directions and supervision of a medical professional. Never use Cypro recreationally.