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What is the definition or description of: Cyproheptadine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cyproheptadine allergy?

Cyproheptadine: Is a first generation antihistamine, despite being used to treat allergies, it can be itself a cause for allergy, although rare, and the allergic symptoms would be like any drug allergy, rash, hives, etc ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I think I may have a sinus infection I currently take cyproheptadine for my seasonal allergies... Will this same medication work for a sinus infection?

I think I may have a sinus infection I currently take cyproheptadine for my seasonal allergies... Will this same medication work for a sinus infection?

No: Cyproheptadine is an older and very sedating antihistamine. It is safe in pregnancy and is used to treat "cold induced" hives. There are many other (better) choices for allergies. That being said, it is very drying and could prolong your sinus infection. I would suggest you consider either doing nasal saline irrigations, add a mucous thinning agent, or take a decongestant instead. ...Read more

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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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Will cyproheptadine affect my birthcontrol?

Will cyproheptadine affect my birthcontrol?

Here's 40 responses: ...from treato. Com: https://treato. Com/Cyproheptadine, Birth+Control+Pills/? a=s ...Read more

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What's cyproheptadine hydrochloride?

What's 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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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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Can periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) make you gain weghit!?

Can periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) make you gain weghit!?

Absolutely yes: Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptadine) is a very effective anti-histamine. It is quite sedating and increased appetite is and associated weight gain are well-known side effects. ...Read more

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How can I use periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) to gain weight?

How can I use periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) to gain weight?

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 orally per day.' ...Read more

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If im allergic to hydroxyzine pam can I also be allergic to cyproheptadine?

If im allergic to hydroxyzine pam can I also be allergic to cyproheptadine?

Highly unlikely: Anything is possible but it will be highly unlikely.
On the other hand, if what you think is allergy is actually the drowsiness effect from hydroxyzine, then you will likely have similar reaction to cyroheptadine as well. ...Read more

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Does the medicines zomig (zolmitriptan) and cyproheptadine work well for migraines?

Does the medicines zomig (zolmitriptan) and cyproheptadine work well for migraines?

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. ...Read more

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How long to develope tolerance to cyproheptadine periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)?

How long to develope tolerance to cyproheptadine periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)?

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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Does periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) make you gain weight? Please, need some answers?

Does periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) make you gain weight? Please, need some answers?

Yes, it can: Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptadine), is mainly used as an antihistamine, particularly for cold-induced urticaria (welts caused by cold objects). It also has effects on the brain, including sedation and increase in appetite, leading to weight gain. ...Read more

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Are there any alternates similar to periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (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 (loratadine). Read the labels and see if they help you. If not check with the dr. Who prescribed it. ...Read more

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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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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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Is there any antidote for cyproheptadine toxicity?

Is there any antidote for cyproheptadine toxicity?

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 ...Read more

Cyproheptadine Allergy (Definition)

Is a first generation antihistamine, despite being used to treat allergies, it can be itself a cause for allergy, although rare, and the allergic symptoms would be like any drug ...Read more