The drug has H1 antihistaminic, mild anticholinergic and sedative properies. The drug is used to relieve the symptoms of various allergic reactions, including itching and skin rash. It also increases the appetite and has been recommended in children and poor eaters, to promote weight gain. It is an appetite stimulant, not a general tonic. The drug is available in tablet form.
4-(5 H-dibenzo [a,d]cyclohepten-5-ylidene)- 1
This antihistaminic and antiserotonergic agent acts as a 5-HT2 receptor
antagonist and also blocks calcium channels. It treats various allergies and
stimulates appetite in underweight people.
The drug may sometimes be used to combat SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction
and rarely as a prophylactic drug for migraine.
Adults and Children (7 -14 yrs):
12 mg daily in 3 divided doses
Children ( 2-6yrs):
Max. daily dose 8 mg
The drug has certain side effects, that can affect individuals in different
ways. The following are some of the side effects, that are often associated
with the drug:
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of the visitor. Please consult a registered medical practitioner before
taking the aforesaid medicine.
- Dry mouth
- Weight gain