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Uses of Cyproheptadine
Cyproheptadine is used in the treatment of:
- Cluster Headache
- Nelson Syndrome
- Paraparesis, Spastic
- Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Cyproheptadine Brand Names
Cyproheptadine may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Cyproheptadine Drug Class
Cyproheptadine is part of the drug class:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:
This is not a complete list of Cyproheptadinedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Cyproheptadine and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Cyproheptadine falls into category B:
There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Cyproheptadine. But in animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given Cyproheptadine, and some babies had problems. But in human studies, pregnant women were given this medication and their babies did not have any problems related to this medication.
Take cyproheptadine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Cyproheptadine dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Cyproheptadine is available in the following doses:
- Cyproheptadine 2 Mg/5 Ml Oral Syrup
- Cyproheptadine 4 Mg Oral Tablet
- Cyproheptadine Compounding Powder
Forms of Medication
Cyproheptadine is available in the following forms:
- Oral Solution
- Oral Tablet