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Periactin For Sleep
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 moreSee 1 more doctor 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?
On cyproheptadine for headaches. Take half a 4mg tab at bedtime. But now I'm sleeping through my alarms and constantly feel exhausted everyday.
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
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
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 ›
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