Also indexed as: Periactin
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.
Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, and Foods
In some cases, an herb or supplement may appear in more than one category, which may seem
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|Depletion or interference
|Side effect reduction/prevention
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interaction is supported only by weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific
Interactions with Foods and Other Compounds
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.
1. Sifton DW, ed. Physicians Desk Reference. Montvale, NJ:
Medical Economics Company, Inc., 2000, 1857–8.