Drug name: Generic Periactin
Active substance: Cyproheptadine
Pharmacological effects: Cyproheptadine is a blocker of H1-histamine receptors which also exerts m-cholinoblocking and antiserotonin effects. The antiallergic effect is mostly expressed against ithcing dermatosises. The drug also stimulates appetite and blocks the secretion of somatotropic hormone and adrenocorticotropic hormone.
Indications: Generic Periactin is indicated in treatment of the following:
- Allergic reactions
- Hay fever
- Vasomotor rhinitis
- Angioneurotic shock
- Serum reaction
- Prophylaxis of allergic reactions in
- Drug injections
- Blood transfusion
- Skin disease
- Contact dermatitis
- Atopic dermatitis
- Decreased appetite
- Chronic pancreatitis (as subsidiary therapy)
Warnings and Precautions: The drugs should not be used in the following conditions:
- Hypersensitivity to any components of the preparations.
- Closed angle glaucoma
- Benign hyperplasia of the prostate gland
- Susceptibility to swelling
- Fluid retention
- Lactation period
- Infancy younger the 6 months
The drug exerts sedative effect thus should be taken before bedtime. Treatment of elders and children should be strictly monitored. The drug should not under any circumstances be mixed with alcohol. The patient taking Cyproheptadine should take extreme caution in operating machinery and driving.
Side-effects: Drugs may cause side-effects which in specific patients may manifest differently. In the following paragraph we want to underline the most serious and frequent side-effect of Generic Periactin that were identified by the drug manufacturers. The possibility of the adverse effect manifestation depends only on the individual and his specific traits. Cyproheptadine side-effects include:
- Visual hallucinations
- Dry mouth
For full information on any risks and adverse effects associated with Generic Periactin , please consult your doctor, read the included leaflet or contact our customer support service.
Interactions: Before using Cyproheptadine please tell your doctor which drugs or supplements you are already taking including those bought without a prescription. Also check if any additional medicine which you will take during the course of Generic Periactin therapy are safe in combination. Especially mention if you are taking the following groups of drugs:
- Narcotic analgesics
- Tricyclic antidepressants
Patients information: Generic Periactin is not to be shared with healthy individuals. It is strictly FORBIDDEN to use the drugs in treatment of any conditions unrelated to their indications. The product as well as utilized vials, syringes, needles if used during the course of treatment should be kept out of reach of children and never reused.