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.
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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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:
Increased pressure in the eye (only of concern in patients predisposed to glaucoma)
Increased heart rate
Elevated body temperature
In case of overdose contact your nearest pet hospital immediately.
How can I store Cyproheptadine HCl Tablet 4 mg?
Store at room temperature.
Use as directed by your veterinarian.