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Periactin (generic name: cyproheptadine ; brand names include: Ciplactin / Periactine / Ciproral) belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines.
Periactin is usually used in the treatment of allergy-related symptoms including rashes, hives, sneezing, and runny nose.
Periactin may also be used for the treatment of migraines and vascular headache.
Periactin may be used for other purposes. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take your medicine exactly as directed.
The usual adult dosage for allergy symptoms is 4 to 20 mg daily.
Tell your doctor before taking Periactin, if:
you are taking an antidepressant drug known as an MAO inhibitor;
you have any serious medical conditions;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: cyproheptadine hydrochloride.