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Periactin - do they normally prescribe to children under18 who have migranes and absent siezures?

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7 Sep 2009

Cyproheptadine is an antihistamine. It is used mainly to treat allergy symptoms and is also useful in treating vascular headache. I have researched the internet and could not find any information about it being used in absent seizures. It can be safely given to children over 2 years old.
See http://www.mongabay.com/health/medications/Cyproheptadine.html (migraine use)
http://www.drugs.com/cdi/cyproheptadine.html

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