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Cyproheptadine

Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?

Cyproheptadine is an antihistamine that may be used to prevent or control an allergic reaction. This medication may also be used to stimulate a cat's appetite. Cyproheptadine is useful to relieve allergic symptoms; however, it will not cure the underlying disease. Your veterinarian may prescribe cyproheptadine for other symptoms or problems.

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How do I give this medication?

 

 

What do I do if I miss giving a dose?

Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give the pet two doses at once.

 

How do I store this medicine?

 

What are the potential side effects?

"At high doses, dogs may develop an excessive appetite."

 

Are there any possible drug interactions?

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