Practin 4mg Tablet
Practin 4mg Tablet

Practin 4mg Tablet

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Medical Description

Practin 4mg tablet is an anti-allergic medicine. It contains cyproheptadine as its active ingredient that belongs to a class of antihistamine (anti-allergy) medicines. This medicine reduces allergic s...
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ContainsCyproheptadine(4.0 Mg)
UsesAllergic conditions
Side effectsDizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, constipation
ClassificationAPPETITE STIMULANT
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Uses of Practin 4 MG

  • Practin 4mg tablet is used to reduce symptoms of seasonal nose allergies like sneezing (coming and going), itchy nose.
  • It is used to reduce allergy symptoms of the eyes like teary eyes, conjunctivitis (red eyes), itching.
  • This medicine is used to reduce allergy symptoms like skin rash, itching, dermatographism (a condition where lightly scratching on the body causes the red line on the skin you scratched).

Contraindications of Practin 4 MG

  • If you are allergic to cyproheptadine or other ingredients of Practin 4mg tablet.
  • If you have stomach ulcers or a condition where the stomach emptying is blocked.
  • If you are unable to urinate (occurs in the male patient due to increasing of the prostate gland).
  • If you have narrow-angle glaucoma (high pressure in the eye).
  • If you are using medicines like selegiline, phenelzine.
  • If you have other allergies.
  • If you are breastfeeding.
  • This medicine must not be given to new-born or premature babies, weak and elderly people.

Side effects of Practin 4 MG

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Weight gain
  • Chills

Precautions and Warnings of Practin 4 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Practin 4mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
It is not recommended to be used during pregnancy due to limited information available on its safety. Take this medicine only if only if it is considered to be clearly essential.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Practin 4mg tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
There is limited safety data available about the use of this medicine in breastfeeding mothers. Therefore, the doctor will decide whether to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the treatment depending upon the benefits of the medicine for a nursing mother.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive after consuming Practin 4mg tablet?
A:
This medicine may make you dizzy and feel sleepy, avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol while taking Practin 4mg tablet?
A:
Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may increase the side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any pre0existing medical condition such as heart diseases, respiratory problem like asthma, high blood pressure, high level of thyroid hormones, increased pressure inside the eye (glaucoma) e...
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  • You have problems with the kidney, stomach or intestines.
  • You have difficulty urinating due to increased prostate gland (occurs in men).
  • You are above 60 years, as elderly patients may be more prone to side effects like dizziness, giddiness and trouble breathing.
  • This medicine, when given to children, may cause excitation. You must be careful while giving this medicine to children.

Mode of Action of Practin 4 MG

How Does It Work?

  • The body produces natural substances called histamine and serotonin during an allergic reaction.
  • The medicine blocks histamine and serotonin, thus relieving the pain.

Directions for Use of Practin 4 MG

  • Take with a glass of water, with or without food as directed by the doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole, do not break, cut or chew the medicine.
  • Take regularly and avoid consuming it more than prescribed by the doctor.

Interactions of Practin 4 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can interfere with the action of Practin 4mg tablet if, taken at the same time. Please notify your doctor if you are undergoing any other treatments, over-the-counter medications (th...
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  • Especially if you are taking medicines for brain or mood related disorders (MAO inhibitors) such as selegiline, phenelzine, they extend and alter the effects of Cyproheptadine hydrochloride.
  • This medicine may have effects like decreased rate of breathing, heart rate and giddiness when administered along with CNS depressants like hypnotics (zolpidem, zopiclone), sedatives (Clonazepam, Diaz...
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  • You must not use the medicine with other anti-allergic medications applied to the skin as they may cause an increase in the side effects.
  • You must let the doctor or the laboratory person know that you are using meclizine while going for a lab test, as this medicine may interfere with the lab tests.
  • Inform the doctor regarding other medicines, herbal preparation and supplements to avoid interaction with Practin 4mg tablet.

Storage and disposal of Practin 4 MG

  • Store below 25°C in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Practin 4 MG

Overdose

Excess use of this medicine may cause symptoms like sleepiness, dizziness, confusion, restlessness, excitation, nervousness, shaking, fits, hallucinations, dry mouth, fixed or widened pupils, redness,...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking a dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dose schedule. Avoid taking a double d...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Any precautions I need to take while on medication of the Practin 4mg tablet??

  • Yes, Practin 4mg tablet is known to cause sleepiness or drowsiness, hence never drive or do any activity like operating machinery after taking this medicine.
  • If you develop any rash, difficulty in breathing or itching immediately after taking this medicine, it could be a severe side effect, immediately seek medical help.

Q: Is Practin 4mg tablet addictive?

A: No, this medicine is not addictive, but avoid giving this medicine if anyone else has the same condition as you without consulting a doctor.

Q: Will Practin 4mg tablet make me sleepy?

A: Practin 4mg tablet has the most common side effect of sleepiness, drowsiness and dizziness. Thus, some people may experience this side effect. However, if this symptom bothers you talk to your doctor and it is recommended to avoid driving while on this medicine.

Q: Is there any side effect of Practin 4mg tablet?

A: Sometimes an individual might experience side effects like headache, constipation, weight gain, dizziness, dry mouth, etc. But these are usually mild and resolve with time.

Q: For how long I can take Practin 4mg tablet?

A: Take Practin 4mg tablet for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. However, if you do not see any improvement in symptoms or the symptoms gets worse even after a week of taking Practin 4mg tablet, please consult your doctor.

Q: Is Practin used for weight gain?

A: No, Practin tablet is not used to treat weight gain. It is an antiallergic medicine used to treat allergic conditions.

Q: What is the use of Practin tablet?

  • Practin tablet is used to reduce symptoms of seasonal nose allergies like sneezing (coming and going), itchy nose.
  • It is used to reduce allergy symptoms of the eyes like teary eyes, conjunctivitis (red eyes), itching.
  • This medicine is used to reduce allergy symptoms like skin rash, itching, dermatographism (a condition where lightly scratching on the body causes the red line on the skin you scratched).

Q: Is Practin an antibiotic?

A: No, Practin 4mg tablet is an anti-allergic medicine.
Product Details
Brand
PRACTIN
Expires on or After
30/10/2023
Last Updated on: 05 Feb 2022 | 09:26 AM (IST)
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