cyproheptadine


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cyproheptadine

 [si″pro-hep´tah-dēn]
an antihistamine with sedative, anticholinergic, and serotonin-blocking effects; used as the hydrochloride salt in the treatment of nasal, eye, and skin manifestations of allergic reactions, including allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and itching, and also used in the prevention of migraine, administered orally.

cyproheptadine

/cy·pro·hep·ta·dine/ (si″pro-hep´tah-dēn) an antihistamine with anticholinergic, sedative, and serotonin-blocking effects, used as the hydrochloride salt. It is also used in migraine prophylaxis.

cyproheptadine

(sī′prō-hĕp′tə-dēn′)
n.
An antihistamine and serotonin antagonist, C21H21N, used to relieve the symptoms of various allergic reactions, such as itching and skin rash.
A substance that had transient currency with some atheletes as it was believed to stimulate the appetite

cyproheptadine

An antihistamine and serotonin antagonist drug used to allergies, itching disorders and migraine. A brand name is Periactin.

cyproheptadine

a histamine and serotonin antagonist used as an antipruritic and antihistaminic. It has also been used in the treatment of pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism.
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The most common PIRx found in this study--use of propoxyphene, diphenhydramine, hydroxyzine, oxybutynin, amitriptyline, cyproheptadine, iron supplement, and ranitidine--are generally not considered to have extremely dangerous effects.
Therapy of brown spider envenomation: A controlled trial of hyperbaric oxygen, dapsone, and cyproheptadine.
From late 1996 until 2001, Schott and his colleagues at Michigan State University tracked and compared the progress of horses treated with pergolide, those treated with cyproheptadine, and those with no treatment at all.
Cyproheptadine prevents the initial occurrence of successive negative contrast.
Group 1 was the control, Groups 2-7 were pre-treated intraperitoneally with flumazenil (2 mg/kg), caffeine (1 mg/kg), naloxone (2 mg/kg), yohimbine (1 mg/kg), cyproheptadine (2 mg/kg) and atropine (1 mg/kg).
Other studies using cyproheptadine have shown it to reverse resistance to CHQ in strains of P.
The serotonin antagonist cyproheptadine can be administered as an antidote, but its use is limited, he said.
The judicial use of the serotonin antagonist, cyproheptadine, may be indicated in serious cases.
Medications on presentation included mirtazapine (an antidepressant), haloperidol, cyproheptadine (an appetite stimulant), and lansoprazole.
These include doxepin, fluvoxamine, imipramine, mirtazapine, nortriptyline, paroxetine, protriptyline, sertraline, trazodone, venlafaxine, cyproheptadine, diltiazem, ibuprofen, tiagabine, topiramate, and Botox (botulinum toxin type A).