Cyproheptadine FAQ

What is cyproheptadine used for?

Cyproheptadine is used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, hives, and itching.

How does cyproheptadine work?

It works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction.

Are there any side effects of cyproheptadine?

Common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, blurred vision, or dry mouth/nose/throat.

Can cyproheptadine be used for children?

Cyproheptadine may be used in children or in the elderly with caution.

How should I take cyproheptadine?

Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually 2 to 3 times a day, or as directed by your doctor.

Is cyproheptadine available over the counter?

No, cyproheptadine requires a prescription from a doctor.

What should I avoid while taking cyproheptadine?

Avoid driving, using machinery, or doing any activity that requires alertness while using this medication.

Can cyproheptadine cause allergic reactions?

Some people may experience allergic reactions to cyproheptadine such as rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.

Can I drink alcohol while taking cyproheptadine?

It is best to avoid alcohol while taking cyproheptadine as it can increase drowsiness and dizziness.

Can cyproheptadine be used for weight gain?

Cyproheptadine is sometimes prescribed to stimulate appetite and promote weight gain in underweight people.

How long does it take for cyproheptadine to work?

It may take a few days for the full benefits of cyproheptadine to be noticed.

Can cyproheptadine be used for migraines?

Cyproheptadine is also used to prevent migraines, though its mechanism of action in this regard is not well understood.

What should I do if I miss a dose of cyproheptadine?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to catch up.

How long can I take cyproheptadine for?

Continue taking cyproheptadine for as long as it is prescribed, even if symptoms improve.

Is cyproheptadine habit forming?

No, there is no evidence to suggest that cyproheptadine is habit-forming.

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