Information about Cyproheptadine

Cyproheptadine Uses

Cyproheptadine is used as allergic conditions and appetite stimulant.

How Cyproheptadine works

Cyproheptadine is an antihistamine medication. It blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions. Due to constant increased energy intake and stimulation of growth hormone secretion, it stimulates the appetite too.

Severe side effects of Cyproheptadine

Dizziness, Headache, Nervousness, Sedation, Impaired coordination, Confusion, Restlessness, Excitation, Tremors, Irritability, Rash, Edema (swelling), Urticaria, Acute labyrinthitis (inflammation of inner ear), Anticholinergic effects, Tachycardia, Hemolytic anemia, Cholestasis, Liver failure, Hepatitis (viral infection of liver), Fatigue, Increased appetite, Weight gain, Anaphylactic shock, Early menstrual periods, Bronchiectasis
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Expert advice for Cyproheptadine

  • Take Cyproheptadine as per dose and duration suggested by your doctor.
  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Cyproheptadine, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.


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