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Often used for:
Symptoms associated with allergies, hay fever, colds, and allergic reactions; may be used to improve appetite and promote weight gain
Cyproheptadine is an antihistamine. This type of medicine acts to block the activity of the histamine, a substance that causes allergy symptoms.
Cyproheptadine can be used to treat a variety of symptoms including:
Cyproheptadine may also be used to stimulate appetite and promote weight gain.
May be taken as a tablet by mouth
May be taken as a liquid by mouth
Not all patients who take cyproheptadine will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.