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Cyproheptadine

In the US, Cyproheptadine (cyproheptadine systemic) is a member of the drug class antihistamines and is used to treat Allergic Reactions, Allergic Rhinitis, Anorexia, Anorexia Nervosa, Cluster Headaches, Cushing's Syndrome, Failure to Thrive, Migraine, Pruritus, Sexual Dysfunction - SSRI Induced and Urticaria.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

R06AX02

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000129-03-3

Chemical Formula

C21-H21-N

Molecular Weight

287

Therapeutic Categories

Antiallergic agent

Histamine H₁-receptor antagonist (H₁-antihistaminic)

Serotonin receptor antagonist

Appetite stimulant

Chemical Name

4-(5H-dibenzo[a-e]cycloheptatrienylidene)-1-metylpiperidine (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Cyproheptadinum (Latin)
  • Cyproheptadin (German)
  • Cyproheptadine (French)
  • Ciproheptadina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names


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Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

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