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Cyproheptadine 2mg 5ml Syrup
Caution advised...: The combination of amantadine and Cyproheptadine may cause increased anticholinergic adverse effects. Use with caution.
Periactin poisoning: Https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/002617.htm There is published information from the US National Library of Medicine on cyproheptadine overdose. Other non overdose toxicity should subside as the drug leaves the body
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Dihydropyradine/anti: They are not really structurally relatedGet a more detailed answer ›
Both may & many othe: Zomig (zolmitriptan) 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.
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.
Yes: But you may get drowsy from either drug and thus double the sleepiness.
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 (loratadine). Read the labels and see if they help you. If not check with the dr. Who prescribed it.
I have heard people take Apetamin Cyproheptadine to increase appetite for weight gain. Is this a relatively safe way for weight gain?
Does work: This is a medicine that will help you gain weight, It is an antihistamine class and has a safe track record.
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.
It is generally safe: Generally safe with pregnancy, category b, but don't exceed recommended dosage, and consult with ur obstetrician on the next visit for all medicines you are prescribed or regularly take.