A member asked:

Is practin a bad drug to take for weight gain? what's the side effects if i stop the pill?

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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis) answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Are you refering to: Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) ? Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) can cause weight gain by increasing appetite . It is antihistamine and through this effect , it stimulate appetite. It is used off label for this purpose . I am not aware that prolactin is used for weight issue . It is entirely a different category of drug. Thank you.

Answered 9/11/2013

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