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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) .
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.
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.
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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