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

(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.
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Despite small sample sizes in published studies and few randomized trials, clonidine, guanfacine, cyproheptadine, topiramate, and gabapentin are reasonable alternatives to prazosin for reducing nightmares in patients with PTSD.
Of the remaining prophylactic agents, there is insufficient evidence to recommend cyproheptadine, amitriptyline, divalproex sodium, topiramate, or levetiracetam, according to the guidelines.
A recent review article15 recommends cyproheptadine as an initial agent in children <10 years of age.
Halmi prefers to use cyproheptadine rather than tricyclics to promote weight gain.
Cyproheptadine is the first choice for prophylaxis in young children.
TABLE Summary of treatment options for SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction Strategy Drugs considered RCT data Switch therapy Bupropion SR, bupropion, Nefazodone mirtazapine, nefazodone effective Augmentation Buspirone, amantadine, Small, transient bupropion, cyproheptadine, effect with dextroamphetamine, granisetron, high-dose ginkgo biloba, methylphenidate, buspirone.
sulphate 0.2 % - 45 / 35 gmin 100 gm - 500 ml, Common Cold Antihistaminics + Paracetamol 500 mg without Pseudoephedrine, Ibuprofen syp, Cap Mefanamic Acid 500 mg, Tab Naproxen 250 mg, Tab Piroxicam 20 mg, Inj Pentazocine 30 mg amp of 1 ml, Tab Allopurinol 100 mg, Tab Cyproheptadine 4 mg, Tab Dexamethasone 0.
In 1997, Gillman reported a case of a woman with serotonin syndrome whose condition did not improve with supportive management, cyproheptadine, and propranolol.
The standard drugs of prophylactic therapy include propanolol (Inderal) with a pediatric dose 0.5-1 mg/kg daily divided in two or three doses; cyproheptadine (Periactin) with a pediatric dose of 0.25-0.5 mg/kg daily divided; and amitriptyline with a pediatric dose of 10-40 mg daily under 6 years, 30-60 mg for those aged 6-12 years, and 50-100 mg over 12 years.
Case reports also suggest using serotonin receptor antagonists--such as cyproheptadine, methysergide, chlorpromazine, or propranolol--to clinically manage serotonin syndrome, although empiric support is limited.(9)
By contrast, most prophylactic agents, including [beta]-blockers, calcium channel antagonists, cyproheptadine, tricyclic antidepressants, and methysergide, act through antagonistic activity at the 5-HT-2 receptor site.[39]