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Cyproheptadine

Also indexed as: Periactin

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Cyproheptadine is used to treat hay fever and skin rashes and eye inflammation caused by allergies. It is a type of drug called an antihistamine.

Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, and Foods
In some cases, an herb or supplement may appear in more than one category, which may seem contradictory. For clarification, read the full article for details about the summarized interactions.

Depletion or interference

None known

Side effect reduction/prevention

None known

Supportive interaction

None known

Reduced drug absorption/bioavailability

None known

Adverse interaction

None known

An asterisk (*) next to an item in the summary indicates that the interaction is supported only by weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific evidence.

Interactions with Foods and Other Compounds

Alcohol
Drinking alcoholic beverages while taking cyproheptadine may enhance side effects common to both, such as drowsiness and dizziness.1 Individuals taking cyproheptadine should avoid drinking alcohol, especially if staying alert is necessary.

References:

1. Sifton DW, ed. Physicians Desk Reference. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 2000, 1857–8.

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