What is Periactin?
Cyproheptadine (Periactin) is a prescription required antihistamine used to manage the symptoms of allergies. These symptoms include runny nose, itching, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing and hives. It is safe for use in adults and children 2 years of age or older.
The typical dose is one tablet, by mouth, 2-3 times a day or as often as recommended by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food. Your dose may change based on weight, your age, history of treatment and your medical condition. Dosing for children will depend on the doctor’s discretion.
Do not take extra doses as it will not improve your condition and may lead to an increased risk of the side effects of cyproheptadine or an adverse reaction. Inform your doctor if it is not treating your symptoms or if your condition grows worse.
If you miss a dose, you can take it when you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule.
How Periactin works
Periactin works by blocking histamine, the naturally occurring substance that is produced by the body during allergic reactions.
Periactin side effects
This is not a complete list of potential side effects of Periactin. Report side effects to your doctor or pharmacist. If you find them unmanageable, call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Periactin online.
- increased sweating or urination
- blurred vision
- confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior
- feeling restlessness or excited (especially in children)
- sleep problems (insomnia), tired feeling
- seizure (convulsions)
- appetite changes
- fast or pounding heartbeats
- urinating less than usual or not at all or
- numbness or tingly feeling
- mild drowsiness, dizziness, or spinning sensation
- ringing in your ears
- feeling like you might pass out
- nausea, diarrhea, constipation.
- dry mouth or nose, upset stomach or
- easy bruising or bleeding
- pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, or unusual weakness.
Periactin precautions and warnings
Always read and understand the important drug information provided with the product before you begin taking treatment. When you buy Periactin online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
Your doctor will examine you to determine if you are allergic to any of the medical or nonmedical ingredients. Talk to your doctor if you have a history of the following medical conditions:
- heart disease
- stomach/intestine problems
- kidney disease
- high blood pressure
- overactive thyroid
- breathing problems
- difficulty Urinating
- high pressure in the eye
They may interfere with how this medication works or it may aggravate these conditions. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while taking cyproheptadine, tell your doctor. They will need to determine if this will harm an unborn child or passes into breast milk.
Cyproheptadine is an antihistamine and Elderly people can be more susceptible to the side effects of this drug. Specifically, drowsiness, dizziness or confusion may increase the likelihood of falls and other injuries. Children may become more excited and energetic instead of drowsy.
It is not recommended for individuals with stomach ulcer or obstruction, glaucoma, enlarged prostate, during asthma attacks or a debilitating disease. Seek emergency medical attention if you experience a seizure or allergic reaction.
Periactin drug interactions
The following drugs are known to interact with Periactin. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse effects. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs.
- Vitamin D3
The generic equivalent of Periactin is called Cyproheptadine. The brand product from Canada is actually more expensive than the grand product for the United Kingdom. Our generic product of India is significantly less costly than the brand, however.
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