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Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride

Popular Brands: : Periactin, Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride, Cyproheptadine Hydrocloride
Official FDA Reports8,168
Social Media Events68
Total Posts422
Avg. Review Score4.11/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride
Manufacturers
  • Actavis Mid Atlantic Llc
  • Merck And Co Inc
  • Stason Pharmaceuticals Inc

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Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride

Somnolence

... 30mg of a healthy carb (such as a 2 inch chunk of carrot). It satisfies perfectly as long as you havent consumed a protein in the last 2 hrs. Do not turn to fatty carbs. The drowsiness also wore off i...


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Weight Increased

My neurologist put me on 4x4mg Periactin at night as a preventative for chronic migraine. I was aware of the weight gain possibility & started running & yoga. I slowly gained 5kg in 5 months. Upon not...


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Vomiting

Brilliant for my dog allergies. Unfortunately made me vomit and hallucinate. I think I'll go back to cetirizine.


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects:

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 16, 2014 @ 12:00 am

While taking this stuff, I began to have an insatiable appetite. My mouth is almost always dry and my ears will have a screeching noise. It puts me to sleep within 20 minutes and is hard to shake off ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 5, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... 30mg of a healthy carb (such as a 2 inch chunk of carrot). It satisfies perfectly as long as you havent consumed a protein in the last 2 hrs. Do not turn to fatty carbs. The drowsiness also wore off i...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Periactin in drugs.com on December 29, 2013 @ 12:00 am

My child was diagnosed with cluster migraines when he was only 3.5 yrs old. This is very unusual. We refused to put him on anti-seizure medicines, which the Dr. said has the side effect of helping m...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on October 3, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I am a retired physician who during the course of his practice treated many patients with severe anorexia secondary to HIV/AIDS as well as near end stage malignancies. For many years I prescribed Peri...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on July 26, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I was prescribed 4 mg 3x a day. I asked my PCP for a prescription for this after doing some research myself. I never did see clear dosage guidelines so my Dr put me on the dose for allergies because u...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 23, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Wonderful! I have not had a migraine all month and as some one who had 4-5 a week I am thrilled!!!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Vomiting, Hallucination

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 30, 2013 @ 12:00 am

illiant for my dog allergies. Unfortunately made me vomit and hallucinate. I think I'll go back to cetirizine.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 22, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Cautiously wanted to try at low dose first. However, first time I needed it, I happened to be at migraine treatment center (at a hospital). We agreed this was the safest circumstances to try something...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pruritus, Increased appetite, Insomnia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 12, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Increased appetite and it seems as if my son's itching sometimes intensified and it caused horrible sleep interruptions


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.