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Cyproheptadine

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Cyproheptadine

INDICATIONS

Perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis

Vasomotor rhinitis

Allergic conjunctivitis due to inhalant allergens and foods

Mild, uncomplicated allergic skin manifestations of urticaria and angioedema

Amelioration of allergic reactions to blood or plasma

Cold urticaria

Dermatographism

As therapy for anaphylactic reactions adjunctive to epinephrine and other standard measures after the acute manifestations have been controlled.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

DOSAGE SHOULD BE INDIVIDUALIZED ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS AND THE RESPONSE OF THE PATIENT.

Each Cyproheptadine HCl Tablet contains 4 mg of cyproheptadine hydrochloride (cyproheptadine (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) hydrochloride) .

Pediatric Patients

Age 2 to 6 years

The total daily dosage for pediatric patients may be calculated on the basis of body weight or body area using approximately 0.25 mg/kg/day or 8 mg per square meter of body surface (8 mg/m2).

The usual dose is 2 mg (1/2 tablet) two or three times a day, adjusted as necessry to the size and response of the patient. The dose is not to exceed 12 mg a day.

Age 7 to 14 years

The usual dose is 4 mg (1 tablet) two or three times a day, adjusted as necessary to the size and response of the patient. The dose is not to exceed 16 mg a day.

Adults

The total daily dose for adults should not exceed 0.5 mg/kg/day.

The therapeutic range is 4 mg to 20 mg a day, with the majority of patients requiring 12 mg to 16 mg a day. An occasional patient may require as much as 32 mg a day for adequate relief. It is suggested that dosage be initiated with 4 mg (1 tablet) three times a day and adjusted according to the size and response of the patient.

HOW SUPPLIED

Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride (cyproheptadine (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) hydrochloride) Tablets 4 mg are white, round, scored, compressed tablets, debossed "Par 043" on one side. They are available in bottles of 100 (NDC 49884-043-01), and 1000 (NDC 49884-043-10). Store at controlled room temperature, 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F), in a well-closed container.

Manufactured by: Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. Spring Valley, NY 10977. Revised: 04/08.

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/3/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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