Cyproheptadine helps manage your pet's allergies and asthma. It can also be used to stimulate appetite for cats. What is Cyproheptadine? Cyproheptadine is used to treat multiple conditions in animals. In dogs and cats, it is used as an antihistamine and as a treatment for a disease called serotonin syndrome. In cats, it also works as an appetite stimulant. In horses, it may be used to treat head shaking and Cushing's disease. What are the benefits of Cyproheptadine? Management of serotonin syndrome and, in cats, as an appetite stimulant Used for the treatment of allergies and asthma in pets Formulated for: Dogs and cats How is this medication given? Use as directed by your veterinarian. How does this medication work? As an appetite stimulant, antihistamine and treatment for serotonin syndrome, Cyproheptadine will generally start to work within several hours, but several daysof therapy may be needed to achieve the full effect. What form(s) does Cyproheptadine come in? Tablet. Generic Name: Cyproheptadine Common Brand Name: Periactin or Peritol Dose and Administration: Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. Possible Side Effects: Drowsiness is a common side effect. Occasionally a cat will have what is called a aparadoxic reaction and become excited. As with other antihistamines, aanticholinergic effects occur at higher doses or overdose. These effects include urine retention, increased pressure in the eye (only of concern in patients predisposed to glaucoma), dry mouth, increased heart rate, elevated body temperature Drug and Food Interactions: Please talk to your veterinarian about any other drugs you are giving your pet before giving them Cyproheptadine. Precautions: Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. It is not known if cyproheptadine is excreted in milk. Cyproheptadine should be used in pregnant or lactating animals only if the benefits outweigh the risks. Storage: Store at room temperature. A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Cyproheptadine. Size: 4 mg.
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