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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
DOSAGE SHOULD BE INDIVIDUALIZED ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS AND THE RESPONSE OF THE PATIENT.
Each tablet contains 4 mg of cyproheptadine 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 necessary to the size and response of the patient. The doe 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 bot exceed 0.5 mg/kg/day. The therapeutic range is 4 to 20 mg a day, with the majority of patients requiring 12 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 Tablets USP are available as white to off white, flat-faced, beveledged, round shaped tablets, one side debossed with "CYP", the other side bisected, containing 4 mg of Cyproheptadine HCl packaged in bottles of 100 tablets, NDC 62033-0346-0, and 1000 tablets, NDC 62033-0346-2.
PHARMACIST: Dispense in a well-closed container as defined in the USP. Use child-resistant closure (as required).
Store at 20 - 25 C (68 - 77 F) excursions permitted to 15 - 30 C (59 - 86 F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]
Manufactured by: Stason Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Irvine, CA 92618. Revised: Nov 2010This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/10/2016
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