Periactin (cyproheptadine)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Do I need a prescription for this drug?

Yes, you need a prescription for Periactin from your doctor or other health care professional.

What are the uses for Periactin?

Cyproheptadine is used for treating various types of allergic reactions and the skin manifestations of allergic reactions.

It's off-label uses (non-FDA approved) include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/4/2017

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