Generic Name - Cyproheptadine
Category - Antihistaminemedication
Generic for Periactin* is indicated to provide relief of seasonal and nonseasonal allergy symptoms such as watery and itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing. Generic for Periactin* belongs to the family of antihistamine, blocks the effects of the naturally occuring chemical histamine in your body.
Generic for Periactin* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Periactin* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past. Patients with no angle-closure glaucoma, patients predisposed to urinary retention, and in patients with stenosing peptic ulcer or pyloroduodenal obstruction, symptomatic prostatic hypertrophy or bladder neck obstruction, this drug is contraindicated.
Generic for Periactin* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Glaucoma or increased pressure in the eye
A stomach ulcer
An enlarged prostate, bladder problems or difficulty urinating
An overactive thyroid
Hypertension or any type of heart problems; or asthma
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Periactin*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking the following.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitor
Generic for Periactin* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericPeriactin*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Periactin* for Allergies is 4 milligrams (1 tablet) 3 times daily. Dosage may range from 4 to 20 milligrams a day, but most people will take between 12 and 16 milligrams.
Generic for Periactin* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Periactin* side Effects include agitation, nervousness, excitability, not able to sleep (these are more likely in children), blurred vision, dizziness or fainting spells, irregular heartbeat, palpitations, or chest pain and seizures (convulsions).
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*.
Generic for Periactin* and Pregnancy
Studies indicate use of Generic for Periactin* during pregnancy is unlikely to harm an unborn baby. Do not take Generic for Periactin* without first talking to your doctor, if you are pregnant.
Generic for Periactin* and Breastfeeding
We have established information that use of Generic for Periactin* while breast-feeding passes into breast milk. Infants are especially sensitive to the effects of antihistamines, and serious side effects could occur in a nursing baby. Hence, do not take Generic for Periactin* without first talking to your doctor if you are nursing a baby.
Generic for Periactin* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Periactin* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Periactin* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Periactin* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Periactin* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.