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How to gain weight using peritol

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Just hold it: peritol is cyproheptadine, a sedating antihistamine, a very powerful appetite stimulant, don't take it frequently, get a doctor advice, you seem to ha... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Discuss w your DR.: Per Drugs.Com (regarding use of periactin): 'In healthy, thin individuals, weight gain of 4 kg in 56 days has been reported with a dosage of 12 mg or... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes: It is an antihistamine that has appetite enhancing qualities and helps weight gain.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes, it can: Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptadine), is mainly used as an antihistamine, particularly for cold-induced urticaria (welts caused b... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajiv Arora
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Possibly: periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptidine) can cause sedation and increase the appetitie.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Absolutely yes: Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptadine) is a very effective anti-histamine. It is quite sedating and increased appetite is and assoc... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Peritol: This is a blend of botanicals used to ease symptoms of menopause, such as mood changes & sleep & hot flashes. It contains periactin (cyproheptadine hy... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely: This med is considered relatively safe for breastfeeding mothers.We have no data on it's potential for transfer in breast bilk but we do use it in chi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Highly variable: It may be a few weeks or months but I have one patient with chronic hives who has been on the same dose for over four years.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
Could be several but: It depends why you are taking it...This is an antihistamine which helps itching. But, it can make you sleepy, or even hungry(sometimes given to increa... Read More

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