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Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Overdose
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Talk to your: Doctor about taking the dose at bedtime or reducing your dose. Take care. ...Read more
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
You can request: If there is an appropriate indication your physician may be willing to prescribe it. Take care. ...Read more
Can periactin (cyproheptadine) be useful in relieving serotonin induced migraine caused by an ssri? Periactin has antiserotonin affinity. Head hurts..
Might be useful: Although Cyproheptadine is nominally an anti-histamine, it does have seratonin antagonistic effects, and, has been best used as a migraine preventative in years past. Since it is cheap, could try it, but likely should start low dose and aim for about 4mg every 6 hrs. May take about two weeks to decide success at the higher dose. ...Read more
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