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Ciplactin (Cyproheptadine HCL)

Ciplactin (Cyproheptadine HCL)


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Ciplactin with a generic name Periactin contains an active ingredient Cyproheptadine HCL. It is an antihistamine medicine used to relieve allergy symptoms caused by perennial and seasonal allergies. Ciplactin can also treat mild, uncomplicated hives.

Generic : Periactin
Active Ingredient's : Cyproheptadine HCL
Brand : Ciplactin
Manufacturer : Cipla
Pack SizeStrengthPrice 
90-tablet-s 4mg $27.00
60-tablet-s 4mg $18.00
30-tablet-s 4mg $9.00


Why buy Ciplactin (Cyproheptadine HCL) for allergy?

Ciplactin is very affordable than other medicines with the same active ingredient on the market. It is used effectively for treating several allergic symptoms caused by allergens and foods. The active ingredient present in this medication is also used as an appetite stimulant for children whose weights are below normal without any underlying disease.

How does Ciplactin (Cyproheptadine HCL)? 

Ciplactin works by blocking the action of histamine. It blocks natural substances like serotonin and histamine that the body makes during allergic reactions. The active ingredient is an antagonist. It competes with serotonin and histamine respectively for receptor sites. It is used for the treatment, control, prevention, and improvement of the following conditions and symptoms:

  • Cold Urticaria
  • Lack of appetite
  • Perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis
  • Allergic reactions to blood or plasma
  • Vasomotor rhinitis
  • Loss of appetite
  • Allergic conjunctivitis due to inhalant allergens and foods
  • Appetite changes

How to use Ciplactin (Cyproheptadine HCL)?

Use this medication as prescribed by your doctor. For pediatric patients age 7 to 14, the normal starting dose is one tablet two to three times a day.  The maximum dose for children is 4 tablets a day. For adult patients, the total daily dose should not exceed 0.5mg/kg/day. The recommended starting dosage is one tablet three times a day. 

What are the side effects of Ciplactin (Cyproheptadine HCL)?

The following are list of possible side effects of Ciplactin tablet:

  • Dizziness
  • Dryness of the mouth
  • Difficult urination
  • Constipation
  • Itchy skin Rashes
  • Vertigo
  • Tremor
  • Unable to sleep
  • Blurred vision
  • Palpitation
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea

Warnings and Precautions 

The active ingredient has an atropine-like action. Use this medication with caution especially among patients with the following conditions:

  • Bronchial asthma
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • An increased intraocular pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease

The following are other issues that need precautions before taking this medicine:

  • Pediatric patients

Ooverdosage may cause depression, convulsion, respiratory and cardiac arrest.

  • CNS Depressants

This drug may cause additive effects with alcohol and other CNS depressants.

  • Activities requiring mental alertness

Ciplactin can cause dizziness and sedation.

  • Drug Interaction

MAO inhibitors prolong and intensify the anticholinergic effects of this product. It may have additive effects with alcohol and other CNS depressants.

  • Pregnancy and Lactation

Additional information

Pack Size

30 Tablet/s, 60 Tablet/s, 90 Tablet/s


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