Perictol may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Perictol is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Perictol is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby. Unless Perictol is used to lower the prolactin levels in the mother, it should be avoided as it might interfere with breastfeeding.
Perictol may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. Perictol may cause dizziness, sedation, and hypotension in elderly patients. This may affect your ability to drive.
Perictol should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Perictol may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Perictol in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Perictol belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used in the treatment of various allergic conditions. It relieves symptoms like itching, swelling and rashes. It is also used to treat loss of appetite (need for food). It is an effective hunger stimulant. Perictol can be taken with or without food and it is better to take it in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. You may need this medicine only on days you have symptoms, or you may need to take it every day to prevent symptoms from happening. If you stop taking it earlier than advised, your symptoms may come back. This medicine is generally very safe. This medicine may cause some amount of dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that needs attention. Consult your doctor if it persists or worry you. It may cause headache or increase appetite in some cases. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys or with your heart. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine.
Uses of Perictol
- Appetite stimulant
Side effects of Perictol
- Increased appetite
How to use Perictol
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Perictol may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Perictol works
Perictol is an antihistaminic medication. It blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.
What if you forget to take Perictol?
If you miss a dose of Perictol, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
- Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
- Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Perictol, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
Rash, pruritus in a variety of condition, appetite stimulation, anorexia nervosa, cushing's syndrome, Nelson's syndrome, acromegaly, hyperprolactinemia, migraine, antidepressant-induced inorgasmia
May be taken with or without food. May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Oral Allergic conditions Adult: Initially, 4 mg tid, adjusted as necessary. Usual: 12-16 mg daily in 3-4 divided doses. Max: 32 mg/day. Treatment and prophylaxis of migraine and other vascular headaches Adult: 4 mg may be repeated after 30 min. Not to exceed 8 mg w/in a 4- to 6-hr period. Maintenance: 4 mg 4-6 hrly.
Oral Allergic conditions Child: 2-6 yr 2 mg bid or tid. Max: 12 mg daily; 7-14 yr 4 mg bid or tid. Max: 16 mg daily. Migraine Prophylaxis < 3 years: Safety and efficacy not established >3 years and adolescents: 0.2-0.4 mg/kg/day PO divided BID; not to exceed 0.5 mg/kg/day
Narrow-angle glaucoma; acute asthmatic attack; bladder neck obstruction; stenosing peptic ulcer; GIT obstruction; MAOIs therapy; hypersensitivity; neonates, lactation.
Mode of Action
Cyproheptadine is a sedating antihistamine w/ antimuscarinic, serotonin antagonist and Ca channel blocking properties. It competes w/ histamine for H1-receptor sites on effector cells in the GI tract, blood vessels and resp tract.
Elderly; epilepsy; tasks requiring mental alertness; symptomatic prostate hypertrophy; epilepsy; alcoholism; pregnancy. Lactation: Excretion in milk unknown; contraindicated
Psychiatric/neurologic: CNS depression, drowsiness, sedation ranging from mild drowsiness to deep sleep (most frequent), dizziness, lassitude, disturbed coordination; less commonly, restlessness, insomnia, tremors, euphoria, nervousness, irritability, delirium, seizures, toxic psychosis, paresthesia Muscular: Weakness Cardiovascular: Palpitation, tachycardia, palpitation, ECG changes (eg, widened QRS), arrhythmias (eg, extrasystole, heart block), hypotension, hypertension, dizziness, sedation, hypotension GI: Epigastric distress, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation Hepatic: Cholestasis, hepatitis, hepatic failure, hepatic function abnormality, jaundice (rare) Skin: Eczema, pruritus, inflammation, papular rash, erythema on exposed skin Sensory: Visual disturbances, blurred vision, diplopia, tinnitus, acute labyrinthitis Renal: Dysuria, urinary retention Respiratory: Thickening of bronchial secretions, wheezing, nasal stuffiness Other: Vertigo, sweating, chills, early menses, headache, impotence, dryness of mouth, nose, and throat, facial dyskinesia, tightness of chest, faintness
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: B Lactation: Excretion in milk unknown; contraindicated
May have additive effects w/ CNS depressants e.g. hypnotics, sedatives, tranquilizers, antianxiety agents. Potentially Fatal: MAOIs prolong and intensify the anticholinergic effects of antihistamines.
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