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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?
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 more
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 ›
What to do if I got periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) 4mg prescribed to me for migraines I'm advised to take one every 8 hours, will this make me gain weight or sleep a lot?
Possibly: Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptidine) can cause sedation and increase the appetitie. ...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
Does periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) lower blood serotonin levels? How long does it take to work?
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
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
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
Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) share any of the anti-serotoninergic effects that periactin has? Or is a sert inhibitor the opposite? Having seritonin migraine..
Neither. 4 most part:
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine. As a potent antagonist to acetylcholine in muscarinic receptors, Diphenhydramine is used to treat parkinson's disease-like extrapyramidal symptoms caused by typical antipsychotics.
It haslso been shown to weakly inhibit the reuptake of serotonin. ...Read more
Can periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptadine) be useful in relieving serotonin induced migraine caused by an ssri? Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) 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