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Brand name: Periactin TM

Active ingredients: cyproheptadine

What it is used for

Use as an antiallergic-antipruritic agent and relief of migraine and vascular types of headaches.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White, flat circular, bevel edged tablet containing 4 mg of cyproheptadine hydrochloride. Marked 'P4' on one side, scored on the other

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Food interactions

For the active ingredient cyproheptadine

  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Take with food.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription.It is Schedule 3 : Pharmacist Only Medicine.

Over 65?

This medicine contains the active ingredients:

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient cyproheptadine

This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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