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Cyproheptadine HCl Tablet 4 mg Rx

  • Cyproheptadine is an antihistamine used in the treatment of allergies and asthma. It may also be used to stimulate the appetite of cats. Consult your veterinarian if your pet experiences excitement, seizures, lethargy, coma, increased heart rate, inability to urinate, or fever while being treated with cyproheptadine. *Sold per tablet. 

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    What is Cyproheptadine HCl Tablet 4 mg?

    Cyproheptadine is used to treat multiple conditions in animals. In dogs and cats, it is used as an antihistamine and as a treatment for a disease called serotonin syndrome. In cats, it also works as an appetite stimulant. In horses, it may be used to treat head shaking and Cushing's disease.

    Who is Cyproheptadine HCl Tablet 4 mg for?

    Dogs, Cats, and Horses

    Why use Cyproheptadine HCl Tablet 4 mg?

    -Therapy for headshaking and Cushing's disease in horses
    -Management of serotonin syndrome and, in cats, as an appetite stimulant
    -Used for the treatment of allergies and asthma in pets

    How does Cyproheptadine HCl Tablet 4 mg work?

    As an appetite stimulant, antihistamine and treatment for serotonin syndrome, Cyproheptadine will generally start to work within several hours, but several days of therapy may be needed to achieve the full effect. In the treatment of horses, it may take much longer to see an effect (weeks to months).


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    Active ingredient(s):

    Cyproheptadine HCl

    How is Cyproheptadine HCl Tablet 4 mg sold?

    -4 mg single tablets

    What are the side effects of Cyproheptadine HCl Tablet 4 mg?

    Drowsiness is a common side effect. Occasionally a cat will have what is called a “paradoxic” reaction and become excited.
    As with other antihistamines, “anticholinergic effects” occur at higher doses or overdose. These effects include:
    Urine retention
    Increased pressure in the eye (only of concern in patients predisposed to glaucoma)
    Dry mouth
    Increased heart rate
    Elevated body temperature

    What to do if overdose?

    In case of overdose contact your nearest pet hospital immediately.

    How can I store Cyproheptadine HCl Tablet 4 mg?

    Store at room temperature.

    Helpful Tips:

    Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.
    Use as directed by your veterinarian.
    Cyproheptadine HCl

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