Cypon - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Cypon: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Cypon?

Cypon oral syrup is used to treat loss of appetite in children suffering from prolonged illness or malnutrition. It can also treat several skin allergies in children, where it works by reducing the inflammation on the skin. Cypon syrup is a combination of two drugs: cyproheptadine and tricholine. These medicines together act as appetite stimulants by blocking the effect of serotonin – a chemical messenger in the brain which suppresses appetite.

What are the uses of Cypon?

Cypon oral syrup induces hunger and helps in weight gain in children. It contains antihistamine properties that help in treating allergic skin conditions such as hives, itchiness, redness, or rashes on the skin. Doctors also prescribe it to reduce flu-like symptoms such as cold, sneezing, watery eyes, and cough.

In adults, doctors prescribe Cypon syrup for patients suffering from asthma, liver disorders, and constipation.

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What are the side effects of Cypon?

Cypon syrup does not cause any intense side effects. The side effects you see may subside within a few days. The most common side effects include:

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hives
  • vertigo

Consult our experts at Yashoda Hospitals if you are suffering from any of these symptoms for a prolonged period, or in case of a medical emergency.

What is Cypon

Uses of Cypon

Side effects of Cypon

S.no Product Name Dosage Form
1. Cypon Cyproheptadine 2mg+sorbitol 2gm+tricholine citrate 275mg Syrup
2. Cypon Cyproheptadine 2mg+yeast 100mg Capsule
3. Cypodol Cyproheptadine 2mg+tricholine 275mg Syrup
4. Cypodin Cyproheptadine 2mg+tricholine citrate 275mg Syrup
5. Cypon G Cyproheptadine 2mg+sorbitol 2gm+tricholine citrate 275mg Syrup


Frequently Asked Questions about Cypon

1. Does Cypon syrup increase weight?

Yes. Cypon oral drops cause weight gain by blocking serotonin (a neurochemical) in the brain, which reduces appetite. Several studies show an increase in the metabolic rate of children after using Cypon for 4 weeks. Cypon boosts protein availability for building muscle mass.

2. Is Cypon syrup safe for babies?

Cypon syrup is advisable only for babies above 2 years of age who are suffering from poor growth and weight loss. It has very mild side effects which can resolve with time. So, it is very safe and effective in treating weight loss problems in babies. Consult a doctor in case the patient is below 2 years, for possible alternatives.

3. Can adults use Cypon?

Doctors prescribe Cypon syrup to patients suffering from ailments such as:

  • Mild hives
  • Occasional constipation
  • Asthma symptoms
  • Liver problems
  • Rhinitis
However, take the precaution of informing your health expert if you are using any other medication, suffering from certain health problems. These include heart diseases, high blood pressure, glaucoma, or an overactive thyroid.

4. Can we give Cypon Syrup to infants?

Cypon is not advisable to use for babies younger than 2 years of age. Using Cypon syrup for babies less than 18 months old may have some serious side effects such as liver damage and sleepiness. You should use this syrup for babies only after proper consultation with your doctor.

5. Can Cypon syrup cause panic attacks?

In some rare cases, the use of Cypon syrup may trigger anxiety-like symptoms like panic attacks, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adults. If the child is already suffering or has a family history of anxiety disorders, then the usage of Cypon can elevate the symptoms.

6. Does Cypon cause fever?

Cypon syrup can induce acute allergic reactions like headache, body pains, fever and sweating, skin redness, edema, and flu-like symptoms. It can also cause dryness of the mouth, dizziness, and hypotension.

If you begin to have a fever or any other symptoms after starting the medication, stop the medication immediately and inform your doctor.

7. Is Cypon sugar-free?

The composition of Cypon syrup contains sorbitol, which is used as a sweetening agent in many syrups and sugar-free sweets. Patients with a history of diabetes and anuria (a condition with low urine output) must be careful while taking Cypon syrup. However, a dosage of a teaspoon of this syrup cannot increase your blood sugar levels significantly.

8. Is Cypon good for health?

Cypon syrup helps to treat lack of appetite and weight loss because of malnutrition or severe illness. It improves overall health by fulfilling the nutritional requirement to recover from the illness and gain weight as well. It is also used to treat allergic skin conditions like severe itching and rashes.

9. Does Cypon make you sleepy?

This medication can make you drowsy and sleepy. Performing work like driving a car, operating machinery, or tasks related to mental abilities may be difficult immediately after consuming Cypon. Alcohol consumption while taking this medicine can increase your risk of stomach-related problems and cause excessive drowsiness.

10. Is Cypon syrup safe in pregnancy?

Currently, there is no information about the complications in pregnancy because of the use of Cypon syrup. Studies show that there are no adverse effects on the unborn child. Speak to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive before using this medicine.

Get in touch with our team at Yashoda Hospitals for speedy and expert medical advice and services. Contact us with your queries regarding dosage, side effects, and the benefits of taking Cypon syrup.



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