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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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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?

Why are you on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?: It is never a good idea to follow one drugs complications with taking another drug which will only lead to taking another drug. Who put you on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and why? You should be discussing any complications you have with the medication with that particular practitioner. Unfortunately, medications like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are ridiculously overprescribed. Hopefully you have been prescribed by a competent practitioner for the right reasons. ...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 This old antihistamine has been replaced by others that tend to be as effective with less side effects.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 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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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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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

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Periactin (Definition)

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


Dr. Samuel Bayles
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Stimulant (Definition)

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