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Are there any alternates similar to periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptadine)?

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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Linda Green
Sometimes it is used for migraines in children or cold-induced hives (urticaria).
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