CYPON H PLUS SYRUP has the following salts in its composition
1) Cyproheptadine 2) Tricholine Citrate
Uses Of CYPON H PLUS SYRUP
Cyproheptadine, an anti histamine, is used in the treatment of following conditions:
- Allergic reactions like a runny nose, watery eyes, (especially in hay fever).
- Vasomotor rhinitis
- Night mares related to post – traumatic stress.
- Prevention of a migraine in children.
- Cyclical vomiting syndrome.
- To stimulate the appetite for weight gain.
It is used in hepatic disorder like fatty liver and liver cirrhosis. In fatty liver, it converts deposited fat in to lecithin and other similar fats. Lecithin is a type of high density lipid which lowers the cholesterol level in body.
It is also used in treatment of asthma along with cyproheptadine.
Side Effects Of CYPON H PLUS SYRUP
The most common side effects of cyproheptadine are:
- Blurred vision.
- Dizziness / drowsiness, sleepiness
- Dry mouth / throat / nose.
Sometimes severe ( but rare) side effects are:
- Mental / mood changes.
- Fast/irregular heart beat.
- Difficulty in urination.
Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.
It can cause hypersensitivity in some individuals. Some other side effects like diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, vomiting are also documented.
Contraindications Of CYPON H PLUS SYRUP
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Hyper sensitivity towards the drug cyproheptadine or any other allergies.
- High blood pressure.
- Stomach problems.
- Heart diseases.
- Breathing problems.
- Kidney diseases.
It is contraindicated in pregnant woman.
An allergy is an autoimmune response called a hypersensitivity reaction. This means that the body's immune system is acting in a way that is detrimental or has consequences that that affects the body- The body's immune system "overreacts" to a particular trigger, and thus your immune system is called "hypersensitive."
The severity of this overreaction of the immune system differs from person to person. Some people may have a mild reaction (sometimes only referred to as a sensitivity and not an allergy), while others may have severe anaphylactic reactions that can be life-threatening.
Eczema, food allergies, allergic rhinitis, medication allergies and anaphylactic reactions can all be grouped under the term "allergy." No specific causes of allergies have been found although genetics play the biggest role in predisposing to allergies.
People who suffer from allergies have different triggers that cause an allergic reaction. The first time someone is exposed to a trigger, the body's immune system forms antibodies against the particular allergen. This is called sensitization.
When the immune system encounters the allergic trigger for the second time, the antibodies will react to the trigger and cause an allergic response. Sometimes the allergic response can worsen with every exposure, for example, seen in patients with bee-sting allergies. The first bee sting might not be severe, but the third or fourth reaction could be life-threatening. Most of the time, the allergic response stays the same in severity.
Often people who suffer from allergies had what we call an atopic triad in childhood- this triad of allergies include atopic dermatitis (eczema), food allergies and asthma.
Rhinitis is defined as an infectious disease in which the irritation and inflammation of the mucous membrane occur inside the nose. This inflammation is caused by a bacterial or viral infection or by the attack of allergens or irritants.
Rhinitis is of three different types namely:
- Infectious rhinitis: Occurring due to bacterial or viral infection
- Non-allergic rhinitis: Drug-induced or due to environmental factors
- Allergic rhinitis: Caused by irritants or allergens
Allergic rhinitis is the most common among these 3 types. It is triggered by airborne allergens.
- Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition of the airways in the lungs. Asthma can either be allergic (most common) or non-allergic.
- Allergic asthma is due to an allergic response known as a type 1 hypersensitivity reaction. People with asthma’s airways are hypersensitive to certain triggers. The allergic reaction causes narrowing of the small airways and leads to "air trapping" (known as an obstructive airway disease)
- There are different types of asthma- childhood onset asthma (usually before the age of 5), adult-onset asthma, exercise-induced asthma and aspirin induced asthma. Some asthma is known as seasonal asthma and occurs only at certain times of the year, usually with the changing of seasons such as during autumn or spring.
- Asthma is diagnosed with lung function tests. A spirometer or a PEFM (Peak Expiratory Flow Meter) is used in conjunction with a bronchodilator. The meter is used to assess your lung function before and after inhaling a fast-acting bronchodilator. A diagnosis of asthma is made when there is an improvement in lung function of more than 20% (PEFM) or more than 12%(when using a spirometer) after the bronchodilator is inhaled.
- Asthma is diagnosed when a patient has suggestive symptoms and a positive bronchodilator test.
The 2nd largest organ in your body is the liver, whose function is to process all the things we eat and drink and eliminate the harmful substances. The normal functioning of the liver gets interrupted if there is too much of fat in the liver.
The presence of some fat in the liver is quite normal. However, if the fat comprises around 5-10% of the weight of the liver, then you may be suffering from fatty liver disease, which is also known as hepatic steatosis. The condition of fatty liver is reversible and with lifestyle changes, it can be resolved.
There are essentially 2 kinds of fatty liver disease – ALD or alcoholic liver disease and NAFLD or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Fatty liver disease can also occur when you are pregnant.
NAFLD occurs when the liver has problems in processing the fats, which causes the fat to build-up in the liver. This occurs when the percentage of fat in the liver is more than 10%. The early stage of ALD is alcoholic fatty liver and this because of the damage caused to the liver due to heavy drinking. Avoiding alcohol for a period of around 6 weeks can cause the fats in the liver to disappear. However, continuing the drinking can lead to liver cirrhosis.
Symptoms Treated With CYPON H PLUS SYRUP
What Are The Symptoms Of Allergy
The symptoms of allergies are because of a release of a substance called histamines from the immune system.
The symptoms of allergies depend on the type of allergy:
Acute anaphylaxis may be potentially life-threatening. This may present with a red skin rash, swelling of the airways, shortness of breath, low blood pressure, cardiovascular collapse and will lead to death if not treated.
A red itchy skin rash (wheal and flare reaction) is common in food allergies, chemical allergies (e.g. latex allergy), medication allergies and allergic reactions to insect bites.
Food allergies may present with a skin rash, itchy or swollen airways or gastrointestinal upsets.
Allergic rhinitis presents with a runny nose, teary eyes, sneezing and nasal congestion. Allergic rhinitis is one of the medical conditions that have the worst impact on quality of life.
Eczema usually presents in childhood with a dry, itchy rash, usually affecting the skin over joint surfaces.
What Are The Symptoms Of Rhinitis
Common symptoms of rhinitis are:
- Sneezing, running nose
- Stuffy nose, nasal itching
- Watery eyes
- A cough, wheeze
- Swollen eyelids, headaches
What Are The Symptoms Of Asthma
- Symptoms of asthma are typically a wheezy or "tight" chest, shortness of breath and recurrent or persistent coughing that is worse at night and early mornings. Coughing or tight chest are often also present after exercise.
- Exercise-induced asthma typically only produces symptoms after exercise.
What Are The Symptoms Of Fatty liver
There are usually no symptoms associated with fatty liver. However, you may have:
- Abdominal discomfort, fatigue
- Enlargement of liver
Excess fat can cause inflammation causing symptoms such as:
- Abdominal pain, poor appetite
- Fatigue, weight loss
- Physical weakness, confusion
If the fatty liver condition worsens and leads to cirrhosis, then the symptoms include:
- Yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice)
- Enlargement and fluid filling in the abdomen
- An inclination to bleed easily, confusion
Causes of diseases where CYPON H PLUS SYRUP is used
What Are The Causes Of Allergy
Genetics is the biggest link to allergies.
There has recently been much discussion about the increasing prevalence of allergies seen in the developed world. This increase is thought to be attributed to a decreased exposure to allergens and toxins in childhood, because of "over-hygienic" parenting. This is referred to in the media is the "hygiene hypothesis."
Children who are exposed to more bacteria and allergens in childhood have shown to have lower incidences of allergies.
Triggers for allergies are numerous. The common triggers are:
- House dust mites and dust
- Pollen and grass
- Animal dander
- Nuts- especially peanuts
- Milk and soy
- Shellfish and iodine-containing foods
- Medications such as penicillin, sulphonamide
- Chemicals such as latex
- Insect toxins such as bee-stings
What Are The Causes Of Rhinitis
Rhinitis is caused by viral or bacterial infection or by airborne allergens. Causes of rhinitis are mentioned below according to their types:
- Infectious rhinitis: This type of rhinitis is commonly caused by viral or bacterial infection. Common cold also causes infectious rhinitis.
- Non-allergic rhinitis: This type of rhinitis is not caused by infection or allergy but it can be due to certain medications, hormonal changes, occupation or environmental changes.
- Allergic rhinitis: This type of rhinitis is caused by exposure to airborne allergens such as pollens, mold, dust, animal dander etc.
What Are The Causes Of Asthma
- Mostly asthma starts in childhood and is often outgrown in early adulthood. Some asthmatics may, however, need treatment lifelong.
- Asthma has a strong genetic component and is part of the so-called "atopic triad" in childhood which includes allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis (eczema) and asthma.
- Early insult to a child's lungs such as neonatal pneumonia or bronchitis may play a role in developing asthma later.
- People with asthma have individual triggers. These triggers are commonly sensitivities to house-dust mites, grass, pollen, animal dander, dairy, wheat, nuts and soy products. Chest infections, cold air or air pollution can also trigger an attack.
- Adult onset starts in the early twenties. There is speculation about possible causes; genetics, smoking and a history of allergies seem to play the biggest part. It affects females more than males.
- Asthma can be caused/ triggered due to any of the following reasons:
1. Airborne substances like pollen, dust mites, pet dander or particles of cockroach waste.
2. Respiratory infections such as common cold
3. Exercise-induced asthma
4. Cold air
5. Air pollutants like smoke
6. Certain medications including beta blockers, aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen
7. Strong emotions, stress
8. Foods which contain Sulphites and preservatives
9. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Asthma is a combination of environmental and genetic factors, as many people live in same conditions. Still, some people get asthma and some don’t.
What Are The Causes Of Fatty liver
Alcoholic Liver Disease or ALD is caused due to:
- Drinking plenty of alcohol, genes passed on from parents
- Hepatitis C, obesity, too much of iron in the body
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease or NAFLD is caused due to:
- Usually runs in families
- Occurs in people who are overweight, obese and middle-aged
- People having diabetes and high cholesterol
Other causes are:
- Hyperlipidemia (high fat levels in the blood), viral hepatitis
- Medications (steroids, aspirin, tamoxifen, tetracycline, etc.)
- Inherited or autoimmune liver disease
- Malnutrition, rapid weight loss
- Presence of too much bacteria in the small intestine
- Changes in the intestine
Worst Foods With CYPON H PLUS SYRUP
What Are The Worst Foods For Allergy
- If you are allergic to any food substance, avoidance of that particular food is prudent.
- Spicy foods induce a histaminic response. It may worsen your allergy in some cases. Use with discretion.
- Raw fruits and vegetables may sometimes aggravate allergies because of pesticides and pollen. Cooking your vegetables can lower the allergic response related to this.
What Are The Worst Foods For Rhinitis
- Gluten: Foods such as wheat, oats, and barley contains gluten which should be avoided. Gluten increases the mucus production leading to nasal blockage.
- Fried and processed foods: Fried and processed foods are rich in omega 6 fatty acids which increase inflammation. Whole grains, vegetable oils, nuts should be avoided to minimise the risk.
- Cold drinks and cold food: This type of food increases the spasm leading to a cough. These worsen the symptoms of rhinitis, hence should be avoided.
- Nuts, seeds and herbs: These contain ragweed, a type of pollen which triggers the rhinitis.
- Food preservatives: Preservatives are also responsible for exacerbating the allergic rhinitis. Artificial colours and flavours present in foods trigger the symptoms of rhinitis.
- Sugar: Eliminate sugar. It increases mucus production and worsens the symptoms.
- Dairy products: Dairy products contain lactose which tends to increase inflammation and mucus formation. Such products should be avoided to manage rhinitis.
- Alcohol: Alcohol consumption should be limited as it causes dehydration and increases congestion by stimulating the production of mucus.
What Are The Worst Foods For Asthma
- Foods with preservatives added to them
- Wine, beer
- Eggs (for children, as some children are allergic to eggs)
- Excessive salt in food
- Oily, fatty foods
What Are The Worst Foods For Fatty liver
- Avoid simple carbs such as rice, white bread, white pasta, desserts, cakes, pastries, cookies, candy, etc. as they worsen the condition of fatty liver. Focus on high-fibre foods.
- Avoid alcohol and beverages that are high in sugar such as juices, soda, energy drinks, etc., as they aggravate the fatty liver.
- Avoid foods that are high in saturated and trans fats such as dark meats, bacon, hot dogs, sausages, and fried foods such as chips, French fries, etc.
- Avoid salt and salty foods such as olives, canned foods, ready-to-eat foods, soy sauce, etc.
Do's With Usage of CYPON H PLUS SYRUP
What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Allergy
- Screen yourself for your particular allergen triggers through skin prick or blood tests.
- Trigger avoidance is the biggest component of allergy treatment.
- If you suffer from severe allergic reactions, always carry your adrenaline pen with you.
- It would be wise to keep your chronic medications on you, in the case of an acute allergic episode.
- Wear a medical alert bracelet if you have any life-threatening allergies.
What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Rhinitis
- Stay away from the cause if it is known.
- Keep your mouth and nose covered while going out.’
- Keep yourself and your living area clean to reduce the attacks of allergens.
- Regularly clean your nasal passage with a saltwater solution. This will help you keep your nose free of irritants and minimise the symptoms.
- Inhale steam to clear the excess mucus and irritants.
- Drink plenty of water to remove the toxins from the body.
- Keep your pets neat and clean to avoid exposure to animal dander.
- Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn.
- Take your medications regularly as prescribed to manage the symptoms.
What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Asthma
- Identify your asthma triggers and avoid them.
- Always cover yourself fully (especially chest, feet and ears) before going out in cold weather.
- Avoid exercises beyond your physical stamina. Do not over exert.
- Always wear pollution mask if you are staying in high pollution area.
- If asthma is hampering your day to day activities, pl. consult your doctor as he might change your medication.
- Wash your bed sheets and pillow covers every week in hot water to get rid of dust mites.
- Reduce stress.·
- Consult your general practitioner or paediatrician early if your child shows symptoms of asthma. Asthma can be potentially life-threatening, especially in an acute episode.
- Make sure your asthma is controlled. Follow-up with your doctor six months to review and adjust your treatment is necessary. If your asthma is well controlled, your doctor may consider tapering down your treatment.
- Consider doing an allergy test- blood or skin prick. If you have allergic asthma, it will be helpful to know what the triggers are and how to avoid them
What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Fatty liver
- Lose weight if you are overweight or obese.
- Control your blood sugar.
- Manage your cholesterol levels.
- Reduce the number of calories from your diet.
- Increase your physical activity and follow a regular exercise routine.
- Drink plenty of water and fluids and stay hydrated for the proper functioning of the liver.
- Eat small and frequent meals to keep your liver healthy.
Dont's With Usage Of CYPON H PLUS SYRUP
What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Allergy
- Don't leave allergies untreated as they have a significant impact on quality of life.
- Don't smoke. Smoking increases inflammation in the body and can worsen allergic reactions; this is especially true if you suffer from airway allergies such as allergic rhinitis or asthma.
What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Rhinitis
- Don’t over medicate to get fast relief as it may cause serious side effects.
- Don’t dry your clothes outside as it may attract pollens.
- Don’t touch your pet as this will increase the risk for allergy.
- Don’t ignore the symptoms and rush to the doctor if symptoms get worse.
- Avoid tobacco and smoking.
- Avoid alcohol consumption as it causes nasal blockage.
What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Asthma
- Avoid pets.
- Remove carpets and soft toys from the room of your child as these accumulate dust, dust mites which trigger an asthma attack.
- Avoid dampness in the house. Let fresh air come in. Keep all areas of your house dry.
- Do not smoke, avoid being close to people who smoke.
- Avoid burning of incense (Pooja agarbatti) at home, since it triggers an asthma attack.
- Avoid going to kitchen when food is being cooked, especially frying etc.·
- Do not delay seeking treatment when you suspect to have a chest infection. Because your airways are hyper reactive, an infection can easily trigger an acute asthma attack.
- Do not leave your house without your reliever pump or allow your medication to run out. An acute episode can occur at any time and may be fatal.
- Do not smoke if you have asthma or smoke around your child who has asthma. Passive smoking's effects are just as harmful.
What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Fatty liver
- Don’t have too much of iron-rich food or iron supplements as this can cause fatty liver.
- Avoid starving yourself, as malnutrition can lead to fatty liver.
- Avoid sudden weight loss, try and lose weight gradually if you are overweight.
Other Useful Tips With Usage OfCYPON H PLUS SYRUP
What Are The Tips For Allergy
Probiotics are useful in food sensitivities to restore intestinal flora balance. An elimination diet may lower inflammation in the body and help reduce allergies.
What Are The Tips For Rhinitis
Rhinitis can be managed by making some changes in your eating habits and lifestyle. Some home remedies are also beneficial in managing rhinitis and its symptoms. These are:
Ginger: This is a natural antihistamine, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral in nature. This helps in boosting the immune system and fighting signs of rhinitis. It can be chewed directly or can be taken with honey or boiled in the tea.
Saline water: Saline water helps to clear the nasal passage. Saline water can be prepared by mixing salt and baking soda in warm water.
Steam: Inhaling steam also reduces the symptoms of rhinitis. The essential oil should be mixed with boiling water and then inhaled to cure the symptoms.
Garlic: Garlic has the anti-inflammatory action which helps in reducing the inflammation during rhinitis. Eating 2-3 raw garlic cloves can protect from risk of rhinitis.
Apple cider vinegar: This is a natural remedy to boost the immune system and to reduce the worsening symptoms of rhinitis. It has antibacterial properties. It can be consumed with warm water or along with honey or lemon.
Turmeric: One of the oldest home remedies which have been used for centuries is the use of turmeric. It helps in reducing the inflammation and the risk of rhinitis through its anti-inflammatory action. It is powerful antioxidant also. It can be consumed with milk or honey.
What Are The Tips For Asthma
Having a nebuliser at home will be helpful for acute asthmatic episodes.
Some natural remedies for the condition of fatty liver are:
- Mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with warm water and drink this before your meals twice a day for a few months. Apple cider vinegar is a great remedy for fatty liver as it helps in weight loss and also gets rid of the fat that is accumulated around the liver. It also helps to reduce inflammation and promotes the healthy function of the liver.
- Add the juice of half a lemon to a glass of water and drink this 2-3 times in a day for many weeks. Lemons contain vitamin C that helps to detoxify the liver.
- Adding a teaspoon of dry dandelion root to a glass of hot water and drinking it 2-3 times daily after steeping it for 5-10 minutes is very beneficial to treat fatty liver disease, as dandelion helps to metabolize the fat around the liver and helps in detoxification. You can also add dandelion leaves in your recipes. However, you must avoid the herb if you are pregnant or diabetic.
- Green tea has antioxidants that can help to reduce the fat from the liver and also improves the liver function. Drinking 3-4 cups of green tea in a day can help to treat fatty liver. You can also have it in the form of capsules or an extract.
- Turmeric contains curcumin, which is believed to prevent fatty liver and also helps in the detoxification of the liver. Mixing half a teaspoon of turmeric in hot water or milk and drinking it 1-2 times in a day can help for the condition of fatty liver.
- Liquorice root helps to decrease the activities of the enzymes AST and ALT in the case of fatty liver disease and also helps to prevent damage caused due to toxins and heavy metals. Adding ½ a teaspoon of dried liquorice root to a glass of hot water, allowing it to steep for 5-10 minutes and drinking the tea twice a day can help in the case of fatty liver disease. You can also mix a tablespoon of liquorice powder with some honey and have it once a day for a few weeks for relief.
- Both papaya seeds, as well as papaya fruit, are great for the treatment of fatty liver. You can grind around 5-6 papaya seeds and mix it with a tablespoon of lemon juice twice a day for a month or eat some papaya fruit with honey every day or include raw papaya in your recipes as a cure for fatty liver disease.