Other names for this medication:
Apetamin-p, Apeton, Apitup, Arictin, Axoprol, Cipla-actin, Ciplactin, Cipractin, Cipractine, Ciproeptadina, Ciproheptadina, Ciprolisina, Ciprovit, Ciptadine, Complamin, Covitasa b12, Cuplactin, Cyproatin, Cyprodin, Cyprogin, Cyproheptadin, Cyproheptadinum, Cypromin, Cyprotol, Dronactin, Dynamogen, Ennamax, Esprocy, Glocyp, Glutodina, Heptagyl, Heptasan, Ifrasal, Kulinet, Lexahist, Lupactin, Nuran, Oractine, Pangavit, Periactine, Periactinol, Poncohist, Practin, Prakten, Prohessen, Pronicy, Sipraktin, Triactin, Trimetabol, Viternum.
Periactin has antihistamine activity (blocks H1 receptors), but at the same time it is a strong anti-serotonin substance (it reduces the spasmogenic and other effects caused by serotonin). It also has anticholinergic activity. It has an anti-allergic effect, and is especially effective for itchy dermatoses (possibly due to antiserotonin action). The drug blocks somatotropin hypersecretion in acromegaly and ACTH secretion in Itsenko Cushing’s syndrome.
Indications for use:
It is used for allergic diseases (acute and chronic urticaria, serum sickness, pollinah, vasomotor rhinitis, contact dermatitis, neurodermatitis, Quincke’s edema, allergic reactions to medications, etc.), as well as for migraines (mainly due to the antiserotonin effect) , with loss of appetite of various nature (neurogenic anorexia, chronic diseases, etc.).
Due to the fact that histamine and serotonin enhance the secretion of pancreatic juice, it is also proposed to use periactin in the complex treatment of chronic pancreatitis.
Assign inside: adults 4 mg (1 tablet) 3-4 times a day, children in smaller doses in accordance with age. At the age of 6 months to 2 years, it is prescribed with caution in a daily dose of up to 0.4 mg / kg, from 2 to 6 years – up to 6 mg per day (1/2 tablet 3 times a day), from 6 to 14 years – up to 12 mg per day (1 tablet 3 times a day). Daily doses should not exceed 32 mg in adults, 8 mg in children 2–6 years old, 12 mg in 6–14 years old.
When using the drug, drowsiness, dry mouth are possible, in rare cases – anxiety, ataxia, dizziness, nausea, skin rash.
Glaucoma (increased intraocular pressure), stomach ulcer, pregnancy, urinary retention, predisposition to edema, an attack of bronchial asthma, old age. The drug is not prescribed for children under 2 years of age.
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