Cyproheptadine For Weight Gain

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manuel Says:

Is Periactin safe to increase weight? Is that effect permanent weight gain or only as long as i take it?

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Verwon Says:

Periactin, which contains the active ingredient Cyproheptadine is an antihistamine, normally used to treat allergies.

And, just like any medication, it does have risks and side effects, so no, just using it in attempt to gain weight is not considered safe.

It can cause an increased appetite in some people, which sometimes causes them to gain some weight, however, it is usually not significant and the effects don't continue, when someone stops the medication.


In addition, any method of gaining weight artificially, that doesn't involve a healthy diet and exercise can have severe detrimental effects on your health.

Are there any other questions?

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Johnny Says:

Thanks for the info Verwon.

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swadhin Says:

loss of appetite,smoking,irregular diet resulted in drastic weightloss.presently at 5'10'',age-32,male, and weighted 54kg.can it b advisable to take cyproheptadine hcl.for some weeks.can lesser dose(once in 2day) lessen the risk factor?can the weight gain maintened?

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soniya Says:

I m 27 yrs having wt 35 height 5'0. i want to increase my wt plz can u suggest me some medicin, i hv lack of appetite problem. when i take practin ,it increases my appetite,but it has a side effect. suggest me some other solution.plzzz

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sherri Says:
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Yes they help gain weight and increase an appetite

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Nikki Says:
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It's safe..but you would need to reduce skip a couple of days..don't skip meals. Add more calories,less junk food,drink plenty of water,less pop,just eat healthy and add ensure plus

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Tammy Says:
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I want to try this for weight gain,been stressing loss a lot of weight

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Mandy Says:
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I'm 20 years old and I'm very slim. I need to add a few pounds. Can someone tell me if periactin is a wise choice of medicine to gain weight, and what dosage would be appropriate for weight gain? I'm very skinny and also healthy.

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Nikki Says:
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You can only get this from your doctor if he or she thinks it's will probably be prescribed will make you very,very drowsy first week or two..after that you will be really works and keeps you a lot of healthy fats,red meat,tuna,peanut butter sandwiches, drink plenty of milk,water and juice..very little pop..add some ensure plus to your diet I'f you like will see n feel results in a week

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Chanel Says:
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Interested in taking this medication. Is it available over the counter?

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David Says:

@Chanel & Tyty - Cyproheptadine (Periactin) is recognized as a prescription allergy medication here in the US. So you would have to discuss this treatment option with your doctor if it's something you're still interested in trying.

@Chanel - Just out of curiosity, what makes you think an allergy medication will help you gain weight? I see that it's listed as a possible side effect, but if you're only intending on taking it for that sole purpose, there's no guarantee it will work. We can't pick and choose what side effects we want to experience unfortunately... It seems to me that a proper diet and strength training regimen would probably provide a more long term means of managing (quality) weight and not just storing extra fat - which we know is all too easy to put on from sitting around and eating "whatever". I'm not saying you do this or anything like that, but merely wanted to point out that diet/exercise is the most fundamental way to gain, lose, or maintain weight. Have you considered contacting a dietician to assist with meal planning? I don't mean to get off topic here.

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Charlotte Says:
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Can cyproheptadine 4 mg tablets make you gain weight when taken 3 times a day?

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Ma neal Says:
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I'm giving my 17 month old baby Cypro B Plus Syrup and it's not helping. He's still not eating, actually he is spitting out food. What else can I give him to build his appetite?

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