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)
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