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Can periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) provide benefit for the relief of toothaches?

Maybe. It is an antihistamine and not an analgesic. An antihistamine can provide relief of symptoms from allergic triggers of to toochaches, such as inflammation. However, other types of toothaches need to bee seen by your physician or dental professional. Read more...
Perhaps. If the toothache is more a result of some kind of sinus problem the the anti-histamine periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) might provide some relief. Otherwise not. Read more...

Are there any alternates similar to periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (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 (loratadine). Read the labels and see if they help you. If not check with the dr. Who prescribed it. Read more...

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 This old antihistamine has been replaced by others that tend to be as effective with less side effects.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...

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...

How can I use periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) 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...