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Dr. Michael Moran
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What is the combined effect of amantadine and cyproheptadine?

What is the combined effect of amantadine and cyproheptadine?

Caution advised...: The combination of amantadine and Cyproheptadine may cause increased anticholinergic adverse effects. Use with caution. ...Read more

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Which are the apparent side effects of cyproheptadine?

Which are the apparent side effects of cyproheptadine?

Antihistamine: Typical traditional antihistamine side effects. Drowsiness, sleepiness (or paradoxical excitation, insomnia), slowed reaction times, dry mouth, retain urine (if big prostate especially), worsening glaucoma, dry mouth. ...Read more

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How long to develope tolerance to cyproheptadine periactin?

How long to develope tolerance to cyproheptadine periactin?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Novick
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Are there any alternates similar to periactin (cyproheptadine)?

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 increase appetite). There are several over the counter anti-histamines(which you to be available only by prescription) which are very helpful --allegra, zyrtec, claritin. Read the labels and see if they help you. If not check with the dr. Who prescribed it. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
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What is cyproheptadine hydrochloride for?

What is cyproheptadine hydrochloride for?

Hives: Cyproheptadine (aka periactin) is an older antihistamine that is often used to control chronic hives, especially hive caused by exposure to heat a condition called cholinergic urticaria. This antihistamine commonly causes drowsiness, slowed reaction times and weight gain. In fact, it has been used, at times, as an appetite stimulant. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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How hard is it to get cyproheptadine? Use to use years ago. Doctor seemed kind of against it. I felt it worked wonders for me. Thank you

Should not be hard: As long as you have no medical contraindications, it should not be difficult. Your doctor may not be familiar with its use. Bring his information about it and he may prescribe after knowing more about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Does the medicines zomig and cyproheptadine work well for migraines?

Both may & many othe: Zomig is a tryptan, which is in a group very commonly used to rx migraine, best taken as soon as feel it coming on (aura). Periactin is med used as an antihistamine for allergic skin reactions, but also migraine. Migraines r as unique as individual personalities; so it may take multiple trials of meds & rx; multiple attempts to find the triggers. Do this w a professional versed in rx headaches. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Woods
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Whats cyproheptadine hydrochloride?

Whats cyproheptadine hydrochloride?

Antihistamine.: This is an antihistamine used to treat allergic reactions (hay fever). It has other uses also, like treating nightmares related to post traumatic stress disorder, cases of serotonin syndrome, in serotonin producing carcinoid tumor, migraines in children and adolescents, and in the treatment of cyclical vomiting syndrome. It has side effects, like drowsiness, dizziness, and low growth hormone. ...Read more

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