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Doctor insights on: Cyproheptadine Uses

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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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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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How is cyproheptadine and an SSRI safe to use together? Don't they both affect the serotonin transmitter? But often prescribed together by docs. Thx

How is cyproheptadine and an SSRI safe to use together? Don't they both affect the serotonin transmitter? But often prescribed together by docs. Thx

Serotonin antagonist: Cyproheptadine blocks receptors for serotonin, histamine, and acetylcholine. In my experience it is THE BEST treatment for akathisia. There are a handful of very old small studies suggesting antidepressant benefit. But it may worsen anxiety in some patients. It has been suggested as a way to block SSRI-induced sexual side effects. I almost never meet anyone whose doc prescribes it w/ SSRI meds. ...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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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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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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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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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