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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride (Overview)

Cyproheptadine hydrochloride is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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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. Ihab Ibrahim
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Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride (Overview)

Cyproheptadine hydrochloride is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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9wk preg. No m.S can I take drug w/ cyproheptadine hydrochloride 4mg, thiamine hydrochloride 1.5mg, riboflvn 1.5mg, pyridoxine hydrochloride 1mg, calcium pantothenate? Is it safe? Helps me eat.

9wk preg. No m.S can I take drug w/ cyproheptadine hydrochloride 4mg, thiamine hydrochloride 1.5mg, riboflvn 1.5mg, pyridoxine hydrochloride 1mg, calcium pantothenate? Is it safe? Helps me eat.

Consult wpharmacist : If you're in your first trimester pregnancy, you need to discuss this with your ob/gyn doctor. Also the clinical pharmacist can help you in terms of looking up certain supplements, and their safety profile during pregnancy. It's always good to be informed about the safety of anything that you're taking right now. So glad you asked. It's important that your nutrition is optimal during this period for both you and your baby. ...Read more

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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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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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9wk preg. No m.S can I take drug w/ cyproheptadine hydrochloride 4mg, thiamine hydrochloride 1.5mg, riboflvn 1.5mg, pyridoxine hydrochloride 1mg, calcium pantothenate? Is it safe? Helps me eat.

Consult wpharmacist : If you're in your first trimester pregnancy, you need to discuss this with your ob/gyn doctor. Also the clinical pharmacist can help you in terms of looking up certain supplements, and their safety profile during pregnancy. It's always good to be informed about the safety of anything that you're taking right now. So glad you asked. It's important that your nutrition is optimal during this period for both you and your baby. ...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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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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Could i get my doctor to prescribe me cyproheptadine (ciplactin or periactin)?

Could i get my doctor to prescribe me cyproheptadine (ciplactin or periactin)?

Yes: Both are older antihistamines. They do cause quite a bit of sedation and can cause confusion in the young, elderly and enhance sedative properties of other drugs. Action is no better than 2nd generation non sedating antihistamines, with the exception of some anxiety relieving effects due to sedation. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Periactin (Definition)

Periactin is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more