A 32-year-old member asked:
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what to do if i got periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) 4mg prescribed to me for migraines i'm advised to take one every 8 hours, will this make me gain weight or sleep a lot?

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Dr. Rajiv Arora
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptidine) can cause sedation and increase the appetitie.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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