Periactin is an antihistamine given to help relieve cold- and allergy-related symptoms such as hay fever, nasal inflammation, stuffy nose, red and inflamed eyes, hives, and swelling. Periactin may also be given after epinephrine to help treat anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. Some doctors prescribe Periactin to treat cluster headache and to stimulate appetite in underweight people. You can also wonder how to buy prednisone medication. It is also possible to do online.
Take Periactin exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Periactin.
Store Periactin at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Periactin out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Active Ingredient: Cyproheptadine.
You should not use Periactin if you are allergic to cyproheptadine, or if you have:
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use this medication:
FDA pregnancy category B. Periactin is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether Periactin passes into breast milk, but if it does it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication while you are breast-feeding a baby. Do not give Periactin to a child younger 2 years. Older adults may be more likely to have side effects from Periactin.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking Periactin and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.