Cyproheptadine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Cyproheptadine?

(si proe HEP ta deen)

• This medicine is used as an appetite stimulant.

• This medicine is used to relieve allergy symptoms.

• This medicine is used to treat headaches.

• This medicine is used to treat hives.

• This medicine is used to treat swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have high blood pressure, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have thyroid disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities until you see how this medicine affects you.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor) or other medicines and natural products that slow your actions and reactions.

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