Active Ingredient(s): Cyproheptadine
FDA Approved: * October 17, 1961
Pharm Company: * MERCK
Category: Allergies, Cough & Cold

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Periactin Overview

Cyproheptadine, sold under the brand name Periactin among others, is a first-generation antihistamine with additional anticholinergic, antiserotonergic, and local anesthetic properties. It was patented in 1959 and came into medical use in 1961.[5] Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Adverse effects 2.1 Overdose 3 Pharmacology 3.1 Pharmacodynamics 3.2 Pharmacokinetics 4 Chemistry 5 Research 6 Veterinary use 7 References Medical uses Periactin (cyproheptadine) 4 mg tablets ...

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mosegor and its side effect

I have been taking Mosegor to gain weight. I havwe also realised that though am gaining water my stomach is also becoming quite big. Scondly I want to know if there is any side effect associated for taking mosegor. Thank you. ## I want to know more about mosegor and please bear with me. ## Mosegor, from what I can find out online, is a multivitamin supplement, thus it is not really proven to help you gain weight, though some doctors and users do swear by it. Has anyone shown any results from using this? ## It did work for my brother. He gained weight. ## I am taking mosegor as a cure to my on set insomnia. The side effects occurs during the day,drowsiness in the office and yes my appetite increased. I don't think that it is curing my onset insomnia. Maybe anybody of you out there kn...

Perry Active Pills

I have taken Perry Active in the past and I have to gain 25lbs in the next month. Will these pills help? ## The correct medication name is Periactin, it contains the active ingredient Cyproheptadine, which is an antihistamine that is most commonly used to treat allergic reactions. It is not approved, nor recommended to be used just for the purpose of gaining weight. In addition, I am not sure it can be obtained and it does require a doctor's prescription. Have you tried consulting a doctor about healthy and safe ways to gain weight? ## Hi. I'm a 27 yr old female. I just wanted to be able to gain weight cause my weight is only 45kg. I read about some medicine on this site called perry active, which is used to increase one's appetite and cym gen. Which one is the best of these...

Drug To Help You Gain normal Weight

I am 20 years old with a skiny body and i need to be at normal body shape. i have tried to eat much but our common food that we eat in ethiopia is only fool of iron,so it didnt help me. so now i need a drug(medicine) that helps me to become normal fat. ## There really isn't any safe medication to use for this, they carry the risks of causing dangerous side effects and are usually only effective as long as you continue to take them. Since you don't have access to a lot of good foods, have you thought of trying a good multivitamin? That may help, since it can supply you with nutrients that you may be deficient in. Learn more Vitamin details here. How tall are you? ## Help please! i am 16 years of age and soo skinny people make fun of me at times and say that im too skinny i cant t...

perry active weight gain pills

A friend told me about weight gain pills. I would like to know more about Perry active. ## Hello, Tisha! How are you? The medication is actually called Periactin and it contains the active ingredient Cyproheptadine, which is an antihistamine. It is actually not used for weight gain, though that can be a side effect of this medication. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include dizziness, drowsiness and dry mouth. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## I'm really trying to gain weight I have a problem with holding my weight

Periactin pill availability

I stay in Gaborone Botswana and want help gaining weight. I also want to know if I can find any pharmacy around my area that carries these pills? ## Where can I find Periactin pills in the New York area (the Bronx, NewYork 10453)? Can I get Periactin pills over the counter, and if so, how much does it cost? Can I use my insurance card?

how can i get the perry active pills

under weight and heard that the pery active pill helps gain weight and keeps it on ## The correct name of the medication is Periactin, it containd the active ingredient Cyprheptadine. It is commonly used to treat allergic reactions and it can stimulate the appetite. Common side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and blurred vision. Read more here: As to whether or not you will actually gain weight or keep it on, I cannot say. This medication has not actually been researched and approved for that purpose. Some people are just naturally small, like myself. Are you currently seeing a doctor? ## how can i get this pill,do i have to see my dr before ## what is the side effect when use in this pill, ## Does this increase your appetite ## Drowsyness,munchies ## Yes it kee...

i i am 21 years old but i very slim thin i want to fat so please tell me name of the medicine

i i am 21 years old but i very slim thin i want to fat so please tell me name of the medicine.please tell me. ## Hello, Periactin (cyproheptadine) is a prescription medicine that is sometimes given to people who need to gain weight. Cyproheptadine, the main ingredient in Periactin, is actually an antihistamine used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, hives, and itching. I'm not sure if it's available where you live, so I recommend asking your local pharmacy! In order to gain weight in a healthy manner or without medication, I would suggest portioning out your meals every 2-3 hours (right around 6 meals per day). These meals should include natural nutrient dense foods with little to no empty calories, so you can get the most o...

Drug To Help You Gain Weight

Sir,I am a 19 years skinny boy.Sir please can you help me to get proper advice for weight gain.Please sir i am totally fade up with my body.please send me the suggestions at [email protected] {edited for privacy}.Thank you. ## my son is 12 years old he is very thin please sugeest me a pills an tonic to become him fat , my mother in law is scolding me so please help me mam ## Both of you need to post back with more details, such as height and weight, to go along with the listed ages. Can you please post back? Getting fat, per se, is not safe and healthy for anyone, regardless of whether or not anyone is complaining that someone is too thin, especially a child. Learn more weight gain details here. If someone does need to gain weight, the best and safest way to do it is through a healthy diet and ...

periactin for weight gain

Where can I find peractin pills and how much do the pills cost? ## Because Periactin (Cyproheptadine) is a prescription medication, you're probably going to have to make an appointment with a local doctor in order to see about getting it prescribed. However I do question how an antihistamine for allergies is going to help with weight gain? As far as pricing is concerned, some sources suggest that you may end up paying anywhere from $15-$30 for a 30 day script of the 4mg tabs. There also happen to be plenty of coupons out there (including one on this site) that can help cut down the cost for you if that's a problem. Please post back if there's anything else I can help with. I wish you the best of luck in reaching your goals! ## My name is Ann you will have to get a prescripti...

Weight Gain Tablet Recommendations

Plz can anybody tell me if I can use periactin for increasing my body weight, also to particularly gain mass on my face? I was suffering from a kidney stone and sometimes I feel a little pain on both of my sides. Plz reply to me. Is periactin safe for me? ## Periactin contains the active ingredient Cyproheptadine, it is an antihistamine. And yes, it can help stimulate someone's appetite, but if you do put on weight, there is no way to target it to your face or any other body part. It is really not safe to just randomly use a medication to try to gain weight, unless your doctor has specifically instructed you to do so. If you have kidney stones, you also need to be careful, because some medications can make them worse. Your best bet to try and gain weight is by eating a healthy diet ...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Syrup: 2mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 4mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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