Cyproheptadine HCI is an antihistamine prescribed to help relieve symptoms caused by seasonal, food and plant allergies, including mild and uncomplicated allergic skin reactions, such as hives or swollen tissue. This medication may also be used to help treat asthma. Customers may receive this drug under the name Periactin.
Cyproheptadine is indicated in the treatment of allergies and asthma. It can also be used to stimulate appetite.
Possible Side Effects
Instances of drowsiness and paradoxica (a symptom that causes excitement) have been reported.
Drug & Food Interactions
Talk to your veterinarian about any other drugs the pet is taking before starting this medication.
Cyproheptadine should be used with caution in those with a history of bronchial asthma, increased intraocular (fluid in the eye) pressure, hyperthyroidism, cardiovascular disease and hypertension.
NOTE: For Generic Medications, picture displayed may not depict actual product. Generic medications may vary from one order to the next by size, color and shape depending on manufacturer. Customers may receive the same drug under the name Periactin.
This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.
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