Cyproheptadine Rx


Indications for: Cyproheptadine

Allergic and vasomotor rhinitis, conjunctivitis, urticaria, angioedema, reactions to blood. Adjunct in anaphylaxis. Cold urticaria. Dermatographism.

Adult Dosage:

≥14yrs: initially 4mg 3 times daily; usual range 12–16mg/day; max 0.5mg/kg per day.

Children Dosage:

<2yrs: not recommended. 2–6yrs: 2mg 2–3 times per day; max 12mg daily. 7–14yrs: 4mg 2–3 times per day; max 16mg daily.

Cyproheptadine Contraindications:

MAOIs. Glaucoma. GI or urinary obstruction. Elderly. Debilitated. Neonates. Premature infants. Nursing mothers.

Cyproheptadine Warnings/Precautions:

Hyperthyroidism. Cardiovascular disease. Hypertension. Increased intraocular pressure. History of asthma. Pregnancy (Cat.B).

Cyproheptadine Classification:


Cyproheptadine Interactions:

See Contraindications. Anticholinergic effects potentiated by MAOIs. Potentiates CNS depression with alcohol, other CNS depressants.

Adverse Reactions:

Drowsiness, dizziness, paradoxical excitement, anticholinergic effects, gastritis, hypotension, blood dyscrasias.


Formerly known under the brand name Periactin.

How Supplied:

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Pricing for Cyproheptadine

4mg tablet (Qty: 60)
Appx. price $12