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Generic: Generic Cyproheptadine


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What is Peritol?

Peritol is asynthetic antihistamine which is for the treatment of runny nose, itching, vomiting, watery eyes etc. which occurs due to increase concentration of histamine. This medication reduces the natural chemical histamine of your bodyand improves the symptoms. Peritol is an ideal medication used to relieve such problems. This medication inhibits the functions of serotoninreceptors. It pause the functions of histamine on uterus, blood vessels, gastrointestinal tract and respiratory smooth muscles. Peritol has a very weak anticholinergic action.This drug is also used as a remedy of vomiting and appetiser.

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How does Peritol work?

Peritol is an antihistamine which exhibits the properties like antimuscarinic activity, and calcium channel blocker and serotonin antagonist. The actual mechanism of action of this medication still not confirmed. But it is thought that it competes with free histamine for H1-receptor sites on the cells of the GIT, respiratory tractblood vessels. This medication is used as appetiser and for the treatment of vascular headache.

What are the typical indications of Peritol?

  • Treatment and prophylaxis of migraine and other vascular headaches.
  • Allergic conditions like sneezing, itching, watery eyes etc.
  • In vomiting.
  • To increase appetite.

What are the drug interactions of Peritol?

This medication can cause masks ototoxicity by reacting with antibioticsandaminoglycosides.It also increases the risk of depression when it is taken along with other drugs likebarbiturates, alcohol, opioid analgesics, neuroleptics andsedatives. Concomitant use of this medication with atropine tricyclic, antidepressantsandMAOIscan cause antimuscarinic action of this medication.

What are the contraindications of Peritol?

This medication should not be used if the patient is allergic to any components of the preparation. You should avoid this medication if you are suffering from any eye problem like glaucoma, eye pain or stomach problems like ulcer or obstruction. This medication is contraindicated in asthma, prostate problem in men or any cardiac problems like high BP, increased heart rate etc.Peritol cannot be used in hyperthyroidism.

What are the side effects of Peritol?

  • Fatigue.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Drowsiness.
  • Impaired alertness.
  • Stomach problem.
  • Increased appetite.
  • Weight gain.

How should you use Peritol?

Always take Peritol after consulting with your doctor. You should read the instructions given in the leaflet which comes with the package. Do not try to take the medication above the prescribed dose. This drug is contraindicated in the children under the age of 4 years..

How should you store Peritol?

You should always store this medication at a room temperature, in a cool and dry place, away from sun light. Dispose the unused and expired pills and keep it out of reach of children.

What is the dosage of Peritol?

The recommended dose of peritol is 2mg to 4mg, two or three times in a day, depending on the intensity of the condition and patient’s age. The dose of the Liquid form of this medication should be taken on the basis of your doctor’s instruction, with the help of the measuring spoon that comes with the container.

What should be done if you miss a dose?

You should take the missed dose as soon as you remember it within 24 hours. But if recall it near to the next dose, skip the missed dose. Always avoid a double dose, because it can increases the risks of the side effects.

What should be done if you take an overdose?

You should always talk to your doctor if you take an overdose. Because it may cause some complications like  dilatation of the pupils of the eyes, drowsiness, hallucination, dry mouth, yellow skin, confusion, or vomiting.

What are the precautions of Peritol?

  • Do not use this drug in children under the age of 4 years.
  • Always avoid this medication if you experience any of a respiratory disease.
  • This medication is strictly contraindicated in cardiac patients.
  • This medication should not be used in men who suffer from the diseases related to prostate.
  • Do not take this medication if you are allergic to any ingredient of the preparation.
  • Always avoid this drug if you allergic to the components of this preparation.
  • You should avoid Peritol, if you are suffering from an overactive thyroid gland.