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      Brand Name: PERIACTIN

      Generic Name: Cyproheptadine

      Generic for Periactin* (Cyproheptadine) is an antihistamine used to relieve seasonal and nonseasonal allergy symptoms such as hay fever, watery and itchy eyes, runny and stuffy nose, sneezing, nasal inflammation, hives, and rashes. Cyproheptadine works by blocking the action of certain natural substances (histamine and serotonin) in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

       
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    What is Generic for Periactin* used for?

    Generic for Periactin* (Cyproheptadine) is an antihistamine used to relieve seasonal and nonseasonal allergy symptoms such as hay fever, watery and itchy eyes, runny and stuffy nose, sneezing, nasal inflammation, hives, and rashes. Cyproheptadine works by blocking the action of certain natural substances (histamine and serotonin) in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Periactin*?

    The dosage of Generic for Periactin* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

    Take Generic for Periactin* with food to minimize stomach upset.

    What if you miss a dose of Generic for Periactin*?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Periactin* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Generic for Periactin*?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Periactin*, seek medical attention immediately.

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Periactin*?

    It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Periactin*.

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Periactin*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Generic for Periactin* can interact with other allergy medications, anti-anxiety drugs, and anti-seizure drugs.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Generic for Periactin*?

    Like other medicines, Generic for Periactin* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Periactin* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Periactin* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Periactin* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Generic for Periactin* can cause side effects such as diarrhea, constipation, nausea, sleep problems, dizziness, dry mouth, and blurred vision. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Periactin*.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Periactin*?

    Is it possible for me to take Generic for Periactin* with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Periactin*?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Periactin*?
    How will Generic for Periactin* work in my body?
    How should Generic for Periactin* be taken?
    How to reduce the risk of Generic for Periactin* drug interactions and side effects?

    Note

    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Periactin* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

     

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    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2010-10-19
    What is the standard daily dosage for Periactin 4mg? Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    Hi Babacar, The Standard daily dosage of Generic for Periactin 4mg are as follows: Adults and children over 14 years: The usual starting dose of Generic Periactin is 4mg (1 tablet) three times a day. The dose may need to be adjusted depending on your response to Generic Periactin Children 7 to 14 years old: The usual starting dose of Generic Periactin is 4mg (1 tablet) two to three times a day. The dose may need to be adjusted depending on the response Generic Periactin Children 2 to 6 years old: The usual starting dose of Generic Periactin is half a tablet two to three times a day. The dose may need to be adjusted depending on the response to Generic Periactin. But I would suggest you to please consult your physician regarding your exact dosage, since physician only knows about severity of your body conditions and the above mentioned dosages are just my suggestion only.
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