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Cyproheptadine for Anorexia User Reviews

Cyproheptadine has an average rating of 8.6 out of 10 from a total of 120 reviews for the treatment of Anorexia. 81% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 9% reported a negative experience.

Cyproheptadine rating summary

8.6/10 average rating

120 ratings from 135 user reviews.

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Reviews for Cyproheptadine

  • Julia
  • February 9, 2020

"I am a very slim girl. 21 years old. Normally 100-110 pounds. Unhappy with my current weight. I didn't have much appetite and feel very full with just a couple of bites. I started cyproheptadine on 2/3 weighing 106 lbs. Today, 2/8, I am 111.5 lbs. The first 3-4 days the pill makes you very, very sleepy. Fight through it, as it goes away after the first few days. Cyproheptadine does make you feel super hungry and removes the full feeling. You must eat if you want to gain weight. I am taking the pill 2-3 times a day, 4mg. I do believe this works. I will post more updates in a month."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • October 3, 2020

"Hey guys, I had done a review on Cyproheptadine a few years ago. I was so excited about this pill and how it helped me gain weight, but with the weight gain came a lot of other health issues that followed. I decided I needed to let you guys know what can happen to you too. I got addicted to the pills. I was always sleeping, not concentrating, and the pills were not as effective as they were in the first few months, but I couldn’t stop taking them. It caused me to get fungus on my nails, breathing became heavy, and I was always tired and sleepy. I decided to stop taking the pills which was very hard for me, but I knew if I kept taking them I would end up getting really sick, which my body was already showing symptoms of. All the weight shed after I stopped taking the pills, but I have learned to love my body. Being tired and experiencing health complications is not worth it. If you are not prescribed these from a doctor, don’t mess with your body and your health, guys!"

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  • D123
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • March 20, 2021

"I took GML-apeti which has cyproheptadine in it, to gain weight. I gained about 35 pounds over a course of 3 years. I noticed when I’d miss a pill or two, I’d get dizzy and I was always tired on it. Then, once I stopped taking it completely, I couldn’t sleep. I woke up nauseous every morning, and now I have permanent dizziness which I believe is from taking that. I stopped over a month ago and I’m still sick. Ever since taking these pills I’ve developed horrible health conditions, and I lost almost all the weight I’ve gained. Don’t take this..."

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  • Cece
  • June 29, 2014

Periactin (cyproheptadine) "This medicine is exceptional! I see many people saying they gained 1-5 lbs. I took it faithfully three times a day, and would you believe I moved up from a 7/8 to a 9/10 and put on about 22 lbs within only 4 weeks. I stopped for about 2 weeks, lost about 6 lbs (mainly stress), but I'm back on them and sleeping a little more. It only took about 2-3 weeks for my body to get used to them. If you wish to gain weight, try this! You will cry tears of joy. I was struggling with weight gain for about 5 years!"

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  • fabul...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • July 19, 2014

Periactin (cyproheptadine) "I have been looking for a long time for a pill that would help me gain weight. It's not like I was unhappy with the way I look, but I just wanted to add some curves. My daughter has been taking the pill and she was a lot smaller than me, and she is looking great now. It does make you a little sleepy at first, but your body will start to get adjusted to it. I highly recommend this pill for weight gain. I just love it, and one pill a day will do the trick!"

9 / 10
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  • Girl
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 6, 2020

"I'm on my second week and I honestly don't know if it's working. Can someone tell me when it's supposed to “kick in”? I have been eating more, but only because I'm kinda forcing myself to since I think it's what I'm supposed to do. Kinda like a placebo effect. I don't feel any hungrier or anything. I'd like to gain at least 10 pounds. I'm 18 years old and 97 lbs. Desperate at this point, someone give me advice."

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  • pat
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 16, 2019

"Ok, why is cyproheptadine not working for me? This is my second week, and I can't even tell that I am taking it. I take 4mg three times a day, before breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Please, can someone recommend anything else or tell me what I am doing wrong? I was taking Megace, gained 20 pounds, but I started getting acid reflux and a raw tongue. Now I can't take that and lost down to 100lb, so the doctor gave me cyproheptadine. But it is not working; I do not get hungry, and I do not want to eat. Please, any suggestions would help!"

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  • TIffi
  • December 14, 2015

Periactin (cyproheptadine) "On Periactin (cyproheptadine) pills 3X per day since 11/22/15. Since then, I have gained 22 pounds as of 12/13/15. These pills work wonders for people with poor appetite and eating habits. Being small most of my life, I never thought it was possible for me to get over 110 pounds, but these pills had me eating whole cakes in one day. I'm so serious! I eat two Big Macs instead of one with extra Mac sauce, just everything and a lot of it. I'm loving the way this 132 looks on me at 5'3"."

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  • Trixie
  • January 8, 2013

Periactin (cyproheptadine) "I am 5'7'' weigh 109 lbs and had three kids over 8 lbs. I am anorexic and had been doing everything to maintain a healthy weight. When I started taking Periactin (cyproheptadine), I was gaining 1-2 lbs a day. The only problem is that 3/4 of my day I was sleeping, had dry mouth and very bad mood swings. Due to my heavy work schedule, it was hard to continue taking the pills. When I stopped, I lost the weight as quickly as I gained it. 4 days ago I started taking it again and gained 5 lbs. This time once I reach my target weight of 130, I will set aside a meal plan to maintain this weight in addition to taking only 2 pills a week. I would highly recommend this medication to anyone who suffers from anorexia or has no appetite."

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  • A m a...
  • June 2, 2017

Periactin (cyproheptadine) "This is simply something magical! I've been underweight naturally since childhood; always hearing 'you should eat more,' although I really had a good appetite. I can't even wear the clothes I want as I feel so bad to see my skinny legs and hands, etc. I sat at night and thought about what else I could try to put on weight, as protein milkshakes and squats didn't work for me. I googled Periactin, ordered online from Weldricks (UK), and I want to cry and scream to the world how happy I am! Using it for two weeks, 1 tablet before bedtime - gained 4kgs, never had this weight before! I eat around 3000-4000 kcals a day. It also makes me feel really sleepy and tired, but it means nothing when you see those amazing numbers on the scales."

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  • maslar
  • October 3, 2013

Periactin (cyproheptadine) "I am a retired physician who, during the course of his practice, treated many patients with severe anorexia secondary to HIV/AIDS as well as near end-stage malignancies. For many years, I prescribed Periactin starting with the 2mg dose 1/2 to one hour before mealtime. Many patients reported a robust weight gain. The hypersomnolence (excessive sleepiness) disappeared after one to three months. The Periactin can be reduced to one 2mg every third day, and the weight usually is maintained at good if not optimal levels."

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  • Butte...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 2, 2017

Periactin (cyproheptadine) "I decided to try this to put on weight. It's only the second day and I've noticed an extreme increase in appetite!!! The only bad thing is it makes me so tired. Does anyone else get this? Shall I take it before bed then?"

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  • JoJay
  • June 29, 2014

Periactin (cyproheptadine) "All my life, I have struggled to gain or maintain my weight. There are periods when I have no appetite. I can go for days without eating and not feel hungry. This medication has been a godsend. At first, the drowsiness was almost debilitating. After reaching my desired weight, I found that reducing the dose to 1/4 tablet per day maintained it without the side effects. My son suffers from the same issue, and he is now taking it too. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to gain weight."

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  • Sharna
  • January 24, 2021

"I need advice I don’t know if anyone can reply back to me on here I’m new I took this drug for 5 years on and off to gain weight and my body became tolerant to it has anyone found another drug to help them gain weight my metabolism is very high and I suffer from dairy and sugar intolerance so it’s very hard for me to gain weight"

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  • madame
  • October 1, 2011

Periactin (cyproheptadine) "Periactin (Cyproheptadine) is amazing for weight gain! I gained so much weight and I looked amazing; however, there were three side effects: 1) I slept like a bear, I was always tired; 2) I had really bad mood swings, and I was like a zombie; 3) dry nose bleeds. However, I reduced the dosage from 2 tablets (one in the morning, one at night) to one a day and I felt much better. I recommend you take multivitamins and do lots of exercise. The results were quick and amazing. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to gain weight."

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  • mrsel...
  • May 18, 2016

Periactin (cyproheptadine) "I. Take this medicine every time I have a poor appetite and it works wonders! I have always struggled with gaining and maintaining weight all my life! Got teased a lot! I have gained as much as 35 pounds in a month and a half! I recently just started back taking due to foot surgery and being on narcotic pain pills that stripped my appetite! The great thing about them is the weight and appetite stays even once you stop taking them! Highly recommend"

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  • Sweet...
  • February 7, 2019

"I was prescribed this medication, little less than 2 months ago due to me not having any type of appetite and I swear, these are miracle pills, lol. They really work. I've been having the appetite of a grown man. I started off at 86 pounds, soaking wet. I'm now 101 lbs, so I gained 15 lbs, wow! Highly recommended."

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  • loving...
  • September 5, 2015

Periactin (cyproheptadine) "I am 5'8, and when I started taking those pills, cyproheptadine (Periactin), I was 115. My doctor gave me the prescription on a Monday and told me to take them and come back on the following Monday. I took one each day for that week, and when I went back to my doctor, I weighed 130. He said that this was impossible. He thought the scale had broken, lol. I was extremely excited. I would most definitely 100% recommend it."

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  • Melisa
  • January 25, 2015

Periactin (cyproheptadine) "I've always been very thin, and I disliked the way I looked in the mirror for years. Then 3 years ago, my mom introduced me to this medicine, it worked wonders for my body. It stimulated my appetite, made me sleepy, which was good since I had problems sleeping, and this medicine changed the way I looked. I was curvy and attractive. I took one pill every day or sometimes every other day, and I moved from a size 0 to a beautiful size 6, and I was very happy with myself. The sad thing is I'm in China for one year doing my postgraduate degree, and the stresses of being here have pulled my weight down to 8 kgs less than where it was when I first came here."

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  • CiCi
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • November 2, 2018

Periactin (cyproheptadine) "I've had problems with my weight all my life due to depression and anxiety. I would literally go days without eating. I started taking Periactin about a year ago and it worked great! I ate multiple times throughout the day. I stopped and lost all of the weight I gained. I started taking them again 2 weeks ago and I've gained over 10 pounds already. I get sleepy but it's tolerable."

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  • Emiwag
  • September 5, 2016

Periactin (cyproheptadine) "I've always been underweight, and I had a weak appetite and always struggled to gain any weight. I was 24 and still weighed 90 lbs. I was depressed about my weight, but after being prescribed Periactin, I gained over 15 lbs in 2 months and I feel great! I have never weighed over 100 lbs in my entire life. It really works!"

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  • Anonymous
  • July 17, 2012

Periactin (cyproheptadine) "I take it once a day, and been on it for 2 weeks and already gained 4 lbs. I feel a lot better and can tell the difference. For the first week, I felt like a zombie, but once in my system, the zombie feeling is gone. I recommend this to anyone who wants to gain weight and be healthy."

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  • kkbaby
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • July 9, 2019

"Cyproheptadine is a miracle as an appetite stimulant. I listed Anorexia as my reasoning, although I did not actually have anorexia, because my doctor prescribed it as an appetite stimulant. I hadn’t been able to eat an entire meal in months due to my appetite being practically non existent. When I first went on cyproheptadine in January, I weighed 97 lbs. I was up to 112lb lbs by February 28th and officially had a “healthy” BMI! I got to about 115lb in March and tapered off to only taking it 2 times a day instead of 3 to maintain the weight and stop gaining as much. I have never felt better and finally eat like a normal person again"

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  • Khant...
  • October 16, 2015

Periactin (cyproheptadine) "Was very underweight for my age. Started taking these to help with it and be healthier. I was 102, and I went to 158 in about 2 months. It's been almost a year, and I chose to lose some of the weight, and I'm down 8 lbs, but weight still here. I have a lot of curves now. Side effects are sleepiness, but I started cutting my pills in half, and that helped a lot. I would take half a pill every 2 hours, taking 2 pills a day, and then cut back to one whole pill a day after weight started coming on fast."

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  • Hilly...
  • June 19, 2014

Periactin (cyproheptadine) "I have struggled keeping on weight all my life. I used to buy it in my country; it works like wonders. Since moving to the UK, I was unable to find it. Last week, I found it in a pharmacy, and I have stocked up on it like I am preparing for World War Three."

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