Periactin (Cyproheptadine) is developed to ease the symptoms of hay fever and hives, eyes inflammation (e.g., pink eye), and other mild allergic reactions. This medicine is an antihistamine.
Read the leaflet carefully. Follow the instructions of your doctor.
Periactin has to be taken orally. You may take it with food or milk in case to decrease the risk of stomach irritation.
Periactin Side Effectss
Do not drive, operate machinery or perform any activities, requiring high level of attention, before you find out your reaction to Cyproheptadine. Sit up or stand slowly to avoid vertigo and fainting.
Contact your health care provider immediately in case of the following side effects: severe staggers; fainting; blurred vision; seizures (convulsions); irregular heartbeat, palpitations, or chest pain; agitation, excitability, inability to sleep, nervousness (these are more likely in children); pain or difficulty passing urine.
Among the less serious side effects you may notice headache; drowsiness, dizziness; stomach disorder, nausea, vomiting; constipation or diarrhea; appetite loss; dry mouth.
You may feel certain discomfort in case you wear contact lenses. Lubricating drops may help you. If you still have problems with vision, talk to your ophthalmologist.
Inform your health care provider in case you do not notice betterment in one or two days.
If you experience dry mouth, try to drink plenty of water and to chew sugarless gum in order to ease this feeling. You may also suck a hard candy.