Disease Information for Cyproheptadine (Periactin) Administration/Toxicity

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Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Obesity
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Antihistamine medication (examples)
DRUG/Anti-migraine medication (example)
DRUG/Anti-pruritic/sedative oral (example)
DRUG/Antiserotonin effects/antagonist (example)
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
cyproheptadine, Cyproheptadine (product), Cyproheptadine (substance), CYPROHEPTADINE PREPARATION, Piperidine 4 (5H dibenzo(a,d)cyclohepten 5 ylidene) 1 methyl, Brand name/Periactin (Cyproheptadine)
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/Dose 4 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose liquid/syrup/suspension form
DRUG/Generic available
DRUG/Injection Preparation NOT available
DRUG/Oral medication (ex)
Definition

Antihistamine medication; oral preparation only; older medication; causes drowsiness, delirium, EKG QRS prolonged on overdose; Some anticholinergic effects and more anti- serotonin effect

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