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Cyproheptadine

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IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

CYPROHEPTADINE - ORAL

(sigh-pro-HEP-tah-deen)

USES: This medication relieves seasonal and year-round allergy symptoms such as watery/itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing. It is also used to relieve itching and hives caused by some skin conditions. Cyproheptadine belongs to a class of drugs known as antihistamines. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances in the body (histamine and serotonin).

Do not use this medication in children younger than 2 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all of the doctor's dosage directions. Do not give other cough and cold medication that might contain the same or similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (e.g., saline nose drops/spray, using a humidifier or infant nasal suction bulb).

OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.

This medication may also be used to treat a type of hormone disorder (Cushing's syndrome caused by a pituitary gland problem), and sexual function problems caused by certain drugs.

HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually 2 to 3 times a day or as directed by your doctor. You may take this drug with food to minimize stomach upset. When using the syrup, measure the dose out carefully with a medication spoon/cup.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children, the dosage is also based on weight. Children 2 to 6 years of age should not take more than 12 milligrams per day unless directed by the doctor. Children 7 to 14 years of age should not take more than 16 milligrams per day unless directed by the doctor. Adults should not take more than 32 milligrams per day.

Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often than directed.

Do not take this medication for several days before allergy testing since test results can be affected. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

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