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Periactin Appetite Stimulant Children
What is a good appetite stimulant? I can not maintain a healthy appetite and apparently a prescription is needed for Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) to increase my appetiate. Iam now not in the u.S and in yemen doctors are saying it cause kidney failure is that true please reply?
What's better for adhd children Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with 2 mg periactin or with 2mg melatonin ?
Side effects : It's not uncommon for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to disrupt sleep. Periactin is a sedating antihistamine. Melatonin mimics natural melatonin. The optimal regimen calls for finding the right dose of stimulant with minimal side effects. Less adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) might be optimal for the child, potentially another stimulant altogether! To answer your question, I would pick melatonin, since it's natural. They both work well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 (loratadine). 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
Unfortunately no: cyproheptadine requires a prescriptionGet a more detailed answer ›
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