A drug that is used to treat asthma, allergies, and colds, and to relieve itching caused by certain skin disorders. It has also been used to stimulate appetite and weight gain, and is being studied in the treatment of weight loss caused by cancer and its treatment. Cyproheptadine belongs to the family of drugs called antihistamines.

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  • cyproheptadine — cy·pro·hep·ta·dine .sī prō hep tə .dēn n a drug C21H21N that acts antagonistically to histamine and serotonin and is used esp. in the treatment of asthma * * * n. a potent antihistamine used to treat allergies and itching skin conditions; it also …   Medical dictionary

  • cyproheptadine — n. a potent antihistamine used to treat allergies, such as hay fever and urticaria; it also inhibits the effects of serotonin and is used to prevent migraine attacks. Cyproheptadine is administered by mouth; drowsiness is a common side effect.… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cyproheptadine — noun an antihistamine (trade name Periactin) used to treat some allergic reactions • Syn: ↑Periactin • Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑Periactin) • Hypernyms: ↑antihistamine * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • cyproheptadine — noun Etymology: cyclic + propyl + hepta + piperidine Date: 1971 a histamine and serotonin antagonist C21H21N used especially in the form of its hydrochloride to treat allergy symptoms and hives …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cyproheptadine — /suy proh hep teuh deen /, n. Pharm. a phenothiazine analogue, C21H21N, with antihistaminic action, used in the symptomatic treatment of hay fever and itching. [1970 75; CY(CLO ) + PRO(PYL) + HEPTA + (PIPERI)DINE] * * * …   Universalium

  • cyproheptadine — noun An antihistaminic, anticholinergic and antiserotonergic agent …   Wiktionary

  • cyproheptadine — cy·pro·hep·ta·dine …   English syllables

  • cyproheptadine hydrochloride — A potent antagonist of histamine and serotonin, with H1 antihistaminic and antipruritic actions. * * * cy·pro·hep·ta·dine hy·dro·chlo·ride (si″pro hepґtə dēn) [USP] an antihistamine (H1 receptor antagonist) with sedative,… …   Medical dictionary

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