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Generic Name
Cyproheptadine
Trade Name
PMS-Cyproheptadine
Risk Category
B
  • Controlled studies done on animals in reproduction do not indicate risk to the fetus.
  • No adequate and well-controlled studies done on pregnant women.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • A systemic antihistamine used for treatment of urticarial transfusion reactions, lack of appetite, and vascular headache.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • fetotoxic in animals causing skeletal retardation, hydronephrosis, liver and brain toxicity and increased fetal mortality.
  • No adequate human data but suggested possible association with hypospadias and oral clefts in first trimester exposure.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into human breast milk.
  • Not recommended for nursing mothers due to its adverse effects on the neonate as unusual excitement or irritability.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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