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Hicope Drops 15ml

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By MANKIND PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
15ml Oral Drop in Bottle
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Therapeutic classification:

Anti-histaminic
therapy

Medical Description

Hicope Drops 15ml is a type of histamine H1 receptor antagonist that is effective in the treatment of chronic urticaria, dermatitis and histamine-mediated pruritus. The generic name of Hicope Drops 15ml is Hydroxyzine.
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Uses of Hicope Drops 15ml

Hicope Drops 15ml uses are to relieve itching caused by allergies, urticaria, sneezing and running nose.

Contraindications of Hicope Drops 15ml

This medicine is not advised for the patients who are allergic to it or its consituents. Also, its prescription is not advised if you are: suffering from any problems related to heart or have low heart rate; have low potassium or magnesium's salts levels in the body; have had any past medical or family history of heart disease; and pregnant or breastfeeding.
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Side effects of Hicope Drops 15ml

  • Hicope Drops 15ml side effects are sleepiness, dry mouth, stomach upset, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, restless muscle movements of your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck, tremors (uncontrolled shaking), confusion, fits and constipation.
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Precautions and Warnings of Hicope Drops 15ml

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Hicope Drops 15ml during pregnancy?
A:
It is not recommended to have the course of medicine during pregnancy as it may cause congenital abnormalities in the foetus. Hence, it is best to avoid it during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Hicope Drops 15ml while breastfeeding?
A:
It is not advisable to have the course of medicine while breastfeeding as that may pass into the milk, which might be harmful to the foetus.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Hicope Drops 15ml?
A:
Its consumption will make you feel drowsy, sleepy and less alert than usual. Hence, it is best avoid its consumption before driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Hicope Drops 15ml?
A:
Alcohol (with this medication) intake may lead to an increase in blood pressure. Hence, it is advisable to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Before starting the treatment, your doctor needs to be informed if you have the following conditions: heart problems, glaucoma, fits, high blood pressure (hypertension), myasthenia gravis (a muscle weakness disorder), digestive system or stomach problems and difficulty in passing urine, e.g., due to an enlarged prostate.
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Mode of Action of Hicope Drops 15ml

How Does It Work?

The body produces a substance known as histamine. Hicope Drops 15ml blocks the effect of histamine and restricts/eliminates the effects of allergic symptoms such as itching, running nose, etc.

Directions for Use of Hicope Drops 15ml

It is advisable to take these drops as per your physician's advice (not more or not less). Please do not modify the dosage or stop it before the prescribed duration, even if you feel better. In case of any unusual observations, contact your physician immediately.
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Interactions of Hicope Drops 15ml

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used for remediation of infections caused by bacteria (e.g. the antibiotics erythromycin, moxifloxacin, levofloxacin).
  • Medicines used in the treatment of heart problems or high blood pressure (e.g., amiodarone, quinidine, disopyramide, sotalol).
  • Medicines used in the treatment of psychoses (e.g. haloperidol).
  • Medicines used in the treatment of depression (e.g. citalopram, escitalopram).
  • Medicines used in case of gastrointestinal disorders (e.g. prucalopride).
  • Allergy.
  • Medicines used in the treatment of malaria (e.g. mefloquine).
  • Medicines used in the treatment of cancer (e.g. toremifene, vandetanib).
  • Betahistine used to treat Meniere's disease.

Interactions with food items

There is no significant evidence of interaction with food.

Other general Interactions

There is no specific information available for this product.

Storage and disposal of Hicope Drops 15ml

Hicope Drops 15ml should be stored at room temperature and away from sunlight, moisture and children. The lid should be properly closed after the use. Discard the expired product and do not use it beyond the stated expiry of the product. Follow proper disposal methods advised by your pharmacist.
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Dosage of Hicope Drops 15ml

Overdose

  • Hicope Drops 15ml overdose may lead to unconsciousness, nausea or vomiting.

Missed a Dose

For the effective results, it is best to complete the scheduled course of medicinal drops as prescribed by a medical practitioner. If the prescribed dose is missed, the medicine needs to be taken as soon as you recall it. But if is time to administer the next treatment dose, then the missed dose can skipped. Avoid taking an extra dose than prescription.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Does Hicope Drops 15ml causes insomnia?

A: It is an anti-depressant medication syrup that is used to treat insomnia. Unfortunately, this medication has the unwanted drowsiness or sleepiness whenever it is administered.

Q: Does the administration of Hicope Drops 15ml cause any unwanted effects to elderly patients?

A: Yes, elderly patients are more likely to have unwanted side effects (such as confusion, drowsiness/sleepiness) and age-related liver, kidneys or heart problems.

Q: I have to drive back to my hometown. Should I use Hicope Drops 15ml?

A: Do not drive after taking Hicope Drops 15ml as it can lead to the feelings of drowsiness, sleepiness and less alertness than usual. Hence, it is to be avoided before driving.

Q: I am eight months pregnant; also I have a running nose. Should I take Hicope Drops 15ml?

A: Do not take Hicope Drops 15ml as it can cause harmful effects such as congenital abnormalities in the foetus. It is not advisable to have the course of medicine during pregnancy. For running nose, consult your doctor for alternatives.

Q: Can Hicope Drops 15ml make you gain weight?

A: Yes, it is one of the side effect that you will gain weight. Hence, contact the doctor in case of any abnormal observations.
Last Updated on: 11 Nov 2019 | 10:01 AM (IST)

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