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Side effects on stopping Dexona and Practin after six years? Tests required to be done?

Iam Hariprasad, Using Dexona And Practin 4mg From 6 Years side effects continous . i used to be lean . one of my friend suggested it . i am using this from 5 years till date daily . as i am using it for 6 years. if i stop for one day i am facing some problems. what would be the side effects for me if i stop using this at this point. also what what are the tests i need to take. any one please help me what are the side effects i would face if i stop at this point. What are the tests need to be done ?
Asked On : Sun, 1 Jul 2012
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Thanks for using the HCM. I am happy to address your questions, Practin contains the active ingredient cyproheptadine, a first generation antihistamine; has potent antihistaminic and serotonin antagonist properties; also has anticholinergic and sedative effects and reportedly has calcium-channel blocking activity. This medication relieves seasonal and year-round allergy symptoms such as watery/itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing. It is also used to relieve itching and hives caused by some skin conditions. The common side effects are drowsiness, blurred vision, loss of coordination, upset stomach, constipation, increased appetite, weight gain, thickening of mucus in the nose/throat, or dry mouth may occur. Some serious side effects may occur like mental/mood changes (e.g., unusual excitement, confusion, hallucinations), irregular heartbeat, difficulty urinating, seizures, abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, unusual tiredness. Dexona (Dexamethasone) is a corticosteroid hormone (glucocorticoid). It decreases your body's natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions. It is also used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood/hormone/immune system disorders, allergic reactions, certain skin and eye conditions, breathing problems, certain bowel disorders, and certain cancers. The common side effects are stomach upset, headache, dizziness, menstrual changes, trouble sleeping, increased appetite, or weight gain may occur. These are some of the side effects and it is not recommended to stop taking these medications without discussing it with your clinician, as it may need to be slowly tapered to avoid untoward side effects. . Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Thanks
Answered: Wed, 11 Jul 2012
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