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How can I use periactin to gain weight?

How can I use periactin 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

Dr. John Landi
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Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride (Definition)

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How long to develope tolerance to cyproheptadine periactin?

How long to develope tolerance to cyproheptadine periactin?

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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Does periactin make you gain weight? Please, need some answers?

Does periactin make you gain weight? Please, need some answers?

Yes, it can: Periactin (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 make you gain weghit!?

Can periactin make you gain weghit!?

Absolutely yes: Periactin (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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Are there any alternates similar to periactin (cyproheptadine)?

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. Read the labels and see if they help you. If not check with the dr. Who prescribed it. ...Read more

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Can periactin relief toothaches?

Can periactin relief  toothaches?

No: Periactin 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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Can periactin provide benefit for the relief of toothaches?

Perhaps: If the toothache is more a result of some kind of sinus problem the the anti-histamine periactin might provide some relief. Otherwise not. ...Read more

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After ceasing to take periactin, my behaviour has changed, could be withdrawal?

After ceasing to take periactin, my behaviour has changed, could be withdrawal?

Not withdrawal: Periactin (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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Would periactin be used in the same capacity as reactin?

Would periactin be used in the same capacity as reactin?

Reactin vs periactin: 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, and periactin periactin is a first generation antihistamine, is sedating and has to be taken 3or4 time a day, generic name cycloheptadine. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Periactin (Definition)

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