Cyproheptadine is a prescription antihistamine medication for pets used for various disorders. It is commonly used to stimulate cats to eat and as an anti-itching or allergy medicine in dogs and cats. It can also be used for other disorders, as recommended by a veterinarian.
Cyproheptadine can cause drowsiness or hyperactivity, depending on your particular pet. The other main side effects include urinary retention, dry mouth, and dry eyes. It should be used cautiously in pets with bladder neck obstruction, severe cardiac failure, glaucoma, or pyloroduodenal obstruction. Cyproheptadine interacts with other medications so be sure to inform your pet's veterinarian and a VetRxDirect Pharmacist of all the over-the-counter and prescription medications your pet is taking.
Cyproheptadine Tablets' Client Information Sheet for pet parent reference opens in a new window.
Cyproheptadine Tablets' Drug Label for veterinary reference opens in a new window.