Can you get Periactin over counter?

Yes, you need a prescription for cyproheptadine from your doctor or other health care professional.

Is Periactin still available?

The Periactin brand name has been discontinued in the U.S. If generic versions of this product have been approved by the FDA, there may be generic equivalents available.

Is Periactin over the counter Canada?

In Canada, cyproheptadine is available over-the-counter and is indicated for the treatment of pruritus and for appetite stimulation. In Australia, cyproheptadine is additionally indicated for the treatment vascular headaches. Cyproheptadine is also used off-label for the treatment of serotonin syndrome.

How can I get cyproheptadine?

Cyproheptadine is available with prescription at pharmacies in the United States. Cyproheptadine OTC is not available and, currently, one cannot buy cyproheptadine online without first consulting a licensed medical provider and getting a cyproheptadine prescription.

What is the brand name for cyproheptadine?

Cyproheptadine, sold under the brand name Periactin among others, is a first-generation antihistamine with additional anticholinergic, antiserotonergic, and local anesthetic properties.

Can you buy cyproheptadine?

You can buy cyproheptadine tablets without a prescription at a pharmacy.

How can I use Periactin to gain weight?

How to take cyproheptadine

  1. Cyproheptadine may be taken with or without food. Take with food if stomach upset occurs.
  2. Use an oral syringe to measure liquid doses carefully.
  3. If ordered for weight gain, follow the instructions closely on when to give this medicine in regards to meals.

What is the best appetite stimulant?

The bottom line The most commonly prescribed appetite stimulants are megestrol acetate (Megace), oxandrolone (Oxandrin), dronabinol (Marinol), mirtazapine (Remeron), and cyproheptadine (Periactin), each varying in effectiveness and safety.