Bone Disorder Drugs

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The drug has H1 antihistaminic, mild anticholinergic and sedative properies. The drug is used to relieve the symptoms of various allergic reactions, including itching and skin rash. It also increases the appetite and has been recommended in children and poor eaters, to promote weight gain. It is an appetite stimulant, not a general tonic. The drug is available in tablet form.

Brand Name: Periactin

Chemical Description: 4-(5 H-dibenzo [a,d]cyclohepten-5-ylidene)- 1 -methylpiperidine hydrochloride

This antihistaminic and antiserotonergic agent acts as a 5-HT2 receptor antagonist and also blocks calcium channels. It treats various allergies and stimulates appetite in underweight people.

The drug may sometimes be used to combat SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction and rarely as a prophylactic drug for migraine.
Adults and Children (7 -14 yrs): 12 mg daily in 3 divided doses
Children ( 2-6yrs): Max. daily dose 8 mg

Side Effects
The drug has certain side effects, that can affect individuals in different ways. The following are some of the side effects, that are often associated with the drug:
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Confusion
  • Ataxia
  • Weight gain

Disclaimer: The above information is for general understanding of the visitor. Please consult a registered medical practitioner before taking the aforesaid medicine.
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