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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride (Definition)

Cyproheptadine hydrochloride is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...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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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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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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After ceasing to take periactin, (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) my behaviour has changed, could be withdrawal?

After ceasing to take periactin, (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) my behaviour has changed, could be withdrawal?

Not withdrawal: Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptidine) makes you sleepy. Sometimes it makes you hungry but it's not habit-forming or addictive. If you feel more alert, less drowsy, have more energy, and decreased appetite that's just the effects of this classical antihistamine wearing off. ...Read more

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Does periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) lower blood serotonin levels? How long does it take to work?

Does periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) lower blood serotonin levels? How long does it take to work?

Yes: Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptadine) can be used to treat serotonin syndrome but it is impossible to determine how long it takes to work considering each patient is different and separate. ...Read more

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Can i be on Depo-Provera and take periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)?

Can i be on Depo-Provera and take periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)?

Yes: Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) is an older generation antihistamine (cyproheptadine) that can have side effects of dry mouth, dry eyes and appetite stimulation. It should not interfere with the effects of depo. ...Read more

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For educational purposes, I look up any meds I take. Which cytochrome p450 enzymes metabolize the first-gen antihistamine periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)? Or are effected?

For educational purposes, I look up any meds I take. Which cytochrome p450 enzymes metabolize the first-gen antihistamine periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)? Or are effected?

Cyproheptadine: Aromatic ring hydroxylation (followed by glucuronide conjugation), and n-demethylation, end heterocyclic ring oxidation were shown to occur in man. The principal metabolite, however, was identified tentatively as a quaternary ammonium. Glucuronide-like conjugate of cyproheptadine. The exact mechanisms for the glucuronidation are not entirely clear. ...Read more

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I've completely lost my appetite since being on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 45mg a day. Is it safe to take periactin with it to help increase my appetite?

I've completely lost my appetite since being on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 45mg a day. Is it safe to take periactin with it to help increase my appetite?

Yes: Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) is an antihistamine with appetite stimulating properties. I have used it for almost 4decades to treat the appetite suppression due to stimulant medications. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 4mg of lunesta (eszopiclone) in conjunction with 4mg of periactin to help me sleep. I suffer from ptsd, chronic insomnia, adhd.

Is it safe to take 4mg of lunesta (eszopiclone) in conjunction with 4mg of periactin to help me sleep. I suffer from ptsd, chronic insomnia, adhd.

Heavy: This is a powerful regimen for sleep. I think that the use of eszoplicone chronically may lead to cognitive disturbances that are hopefully reversible with discontinuation. Additionally, antihistamines used chronically can lead to weight gain or cognitive impairment as well. Talk with your doctor about any concerns and as always try to implement sound sleep hygiene before you go to sleep! ...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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Are there any alternates similar to periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptadine)?

Could be several but: It depends on 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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What is the definition or description of: Periactin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Periactin allergy?

Usually not aproblem: Periactin or Cyproheptadine is used to treat allergies or sometimes given to increase appetite since it has a side effect. Cold urticaria commonly responds to this as well. Allergic reactions to this medication are not commonly observed. ...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, except some anxiety relieving effects due to sedation. ...Read more

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Can periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) relief toothaches?

Can periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) relief toothaches?

No: Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) is an antihistamine. It is used sometimes off label to treat cluster headaches or migraine headaches but not for tooth aches. It is mainly used to treat seasonal allergies. ...Read more

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Which are side effects of periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)?

Which are side effects of periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)?

Some common: Many people experience an increase in appetite (leads to weight gain) and some experience drowsiness. This old antihistamine has been replaced by others that tend to be as effective with less side effects. ...Read more

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Would periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) be used in the same capacity as reactin?

Would periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) be used in the same capacity as reactin?

Reactin vs periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride): No they are not similar in any way. Reactin is cetrizine sold in canada under name of reactin, it is once a day allergy medicine, it is second genaration allergy med, and is not as sedating as first generation like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and periactin is a first generation antihistamine, is sedating and has to be taken 3or4 time a day, generic name cycloheptadine. ...Read more

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How can I get my doctor to prescribe me cyproheptadine (ciplactin or periactin)?

You can request: If there is an appropriate indication your physician may be willing to prescribe it. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I get periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) without prescription?

Not in the USA: It is only available by prescription... But Allegra, zyrtec, and Claritin (loratadine) are good, over the counter antihistamines (which used to only be available by prescription). ...Read more

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Any interaction or contraidiction between these Rx:ADDERALL.MELATONIN.PERIACTIN.MULTIVITSMINS.for a child 8 years old? How offen to follow up to see dr

Any interaction or contraidiction between these Rx:ADDERALL.MELATONIN.PERIACTIN.MULTIVITSMINS.for a child 8 years old? How offen to follow up to see dr

No: No I could not find an interaction. The standard treatment for ADD or ADHD is adderal. Our practice is environmental medicine where we look for the causes. Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to how we are helping such children by treating the cause ...Read more

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What is a good appetite stimulant? I can not maintain a healthy appetite and apparently a prescription is needed for Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)?

Exercise: I would try a strong course of aerobic exercise. This has the natural function of stimulating your appetite. If still persists see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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And I just wanna know side effects of periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) and ibuprofen?

And I just wanna know side effects of periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) and ibuprofen?

Side effects: Ibuprofen side effects:don't take with ulcers and stomach bleeding. Avoid if patient has Aspirin hypersensitivity or liver/kidney insufficiency. Use caution if patient has heart disease, dehydration, or is on anticoagulants. Gi upset (stomach pain), rashes, eye problems, anemia, and low white blood cell count are side effects. Don't use with alcohol or corticosteroids = increased risk of GI bleed. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Periactin (Definition)

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