Peritol Tablet

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Peritol Tablet Information

Peritol Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa, Loss of appetite. Secondary and off-label uses of Peritol Tablet have also been mentioned below.

The correct dosage of Peritol Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Peritol Tablet as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Peritol Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Peritol Tablet's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. In addition, Peritol Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Peritol Tablet related warnings section.

Peritol Tablet is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Peptic Ulcer are examples of such conditions. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Peritol Tablet contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Peritol Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to the above precautions for Peritol Tablet, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Peritol Tablet Benefits & Uses

Peritol Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Peritol Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Peritol Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Peritol Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Peritol is safe for pregnant women.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Peritol Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Peritol. Immediately discontinue Peritol if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor considers it safe for you.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Peritol Tablet on the Kidneys?


    There are no side effects of Peritol on the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Peritol Tablet on the Liver?


    Peritol has very mild side effects on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Peritol Tablet on the Heart?


    Peritol has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Peritol Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Peritol Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Peritol Tablet

  • Is this Peritol Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Peritol Tablet has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Peritol Tablet, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Peritol Tablet can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Peritol Tablet only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Peritol Tablet is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Peritol Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Peritol Tablet


    Taking Peritol Tablet with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Peritol Tablet


    Consumption of alcohol and Peritol Tablet together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Peritol Tablet

Question about 5 years ago

Does Peritol cause drowsiness?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Peritol can cause drowsiness. It is one of the most common side effects of this medicine. Do not drive a vehicle or do heavy machinery work after taking this medicine.

Question over 5 years ago

How does Peritol work?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

Peritol works by blocking the action of histamine which is responsible for allergies in our body. This helps to relieve symptoms of allergies, such as a runny nose, sneezing, and redness, watery, itchy eyes. This drug also helps to relieve itching caused due to urticaria (hives). It also acts as a serotonin antagonist which stimulate the appetite center in the brain. hence in this way, it also increases the weight. People often used it for weight gain (off-label use).

Question about 5 years ago

Is Peritol safe to use?

Yes, Peritol is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects are observed such as difficulty in urinating, vision problem, and nervousness. If you experience the above-mentioned side effects after consuming this medicine then inform a doctor and follow his/her instructions.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Peritol cause high blood pressure?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

No, taking Peritol does not cause high blood pressure. However, if you are experiencing fluctuations in blood pressure while taking this drug. Do not delay, inform your doctor immediately.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Peritol a steroid?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

No, Peritol is not a steroid. It is an antihistamine drug, most commonly used to treat allergic reactions. 



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Cyproheptadine HCI

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 174

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