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Periactin (Cyproheptadine)

Drug:Cyproheptadine Syrup
Dosage:2 mg/5 ml/250 ml
4 mg


Periactin (Cyproheptadine) is a prescription medication used to treat allergy symptoms like hives, itching eyes or nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and runny nose. It may sometimes be used to treat anxiety or insomnia. It may also be used to increase appetite in people who don’t eat enough or to prevent cluster or migraine headaches. Cyproheptadine belongs to the class of medications called antihistamines. It works by blocking the action of histamine, the substance in the body that causes allergic reactions. Periactin is taken by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually two to three times a day.

Manufacturer Information

Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the generic Periactin Syrup from Canada. We also carry the generic tablets from India also called Ciplactin manufactured by Cipla. The Periactin syrup comes in the dosage of 2 mg/5 ml/250 ml and the tablet is available in the strength of 4 mg tablets.

Side Effects

The common side effects of Periactin may include blurred vision, constipation, dry mouth, nose or throat, dizziness and drowsiness.

Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:

• Difficulty urinating;
• Fast or irregular heartbeat;
• Mental or mood changes;
• Shaking tremor;
• Seizures

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.

Customer Precautions

You should not take Periactin if you are allergic to Cyproheptadine or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication may make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your vision. You should not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires you to be alert or have a clear vision. Avoid alcoholic beverages. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding. There may be a drug interaction between Periactin and other medications such as lorazepam, zolpiderm, cyclobenzaprine and cetirizine, etc.

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The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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