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.

What else should I know about this medication?

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What else should I know about this medication?

  • This drug is available in the following preparations: Tablets: 4 mg; Oral Solution: 2 mg/5 ml
  • Store this medication should at room temperature, 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F).
  • The FDA approved cyproheptadine in October 1961.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/4/2017

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