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Cyproheptadine (International)

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.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


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

  • Ciproeptadina (OS: DCIT)
  • Cyproheptadine (OS: DCF, BAN)
  • Fl 5967 (IS)
  • HSp 1229 (MerckSharpD) (IS)
  • Cyproheptadin 2-oxopentandioat (IS)
  • Glutodina (IS)
  • Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride (OS: BANM)
  • Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2018, USP 41)
  • Cyproheptadine hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Hydrate (PH: JP XVII)
  • Cyproheptadine, chlorhydrate de (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Cyproheptadinhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Cyproheptadini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Axoprol (IS)
  • Dihexazin (IS)

Brand Names

  • 2Hngry [+ Tricholine Citrate]
    Aero-Chem, India
  • Alcyp-T [+ Tricholine Citrate]
    Alna, India
  • Beritin BC
    Vitamedic, Brazil
  • Bioplex [+ Betaine, + Cyanocobalamine, + Atorvastatin]
    Caillon & Hamonet, Uruguay
  • Cipractine
    Teriak, Tunisia
  • Ciprocort [+ Dexamethasone]
    FA.PA.SA., Paraguay
  • Ciproheptadina Arena
    Arena, Romania
  • Ciproheptadina Pharma Arte
    Pharma Arte, Paraguay
  • Ciptadine
    IBN, Tunisia
  • Cyllermin
    CCPC, Taiwan
  • Cypro
    Fu Yuan, Taiwan; Panbiotic, Taiwan; Royal, Taiwan
  • Gotadoce [+ Cyanocobalamin, + Thiamine, + Pyridoxine]
    Lafedar, Argentina
  • Mikesan [+ Clonixin, + Ergotamine]
    Baliarda, Argentina
  • Pepller
    Active HC, India
  • Peritol
    Egis, Lithuania
  • Prakten
    Sandoz, Turkey
  • Proactin
    Eskayef, Bangladesh; General Pharma, Bangladesh
  • Qualitonic
    Qualipharm, Peru
  • Reactin
    Orion, Bangladesh
  • Triactin
    Kahira, Egypt
  • Trimetabol
    Tecnoquimicas, Colombia
  • Viternum
    ITF - Labomed Farmaceutica, Chile
  • Dynamogen [+ Arginine]
    Faes, Spain; Faes, Paraguay
  • Actiliv [+ Tricholine Citrate]
    Biophar Rech, India
  • Add App
    Cadila, India
  • Alcyp-T DPS [+ Tricholine Citrate]
    Alna, India
  • Alphahist
    Apex Pharma Indonesia PT, Indonesia
  • Anti-Anorex [+ Deanol, + Metoclopramide]
    Qualigen, Spain
  • Antimin
    Panion & BF, Taiwan
  • Antisemin
    U-Liang, Taiwan
  • Apeplus [+ Calcium Phosphate, + Cyanocobalamin]
    Lafedar, Argentina
  • Apeton
    IPI - Indonesian Pharmaceutical Industries, Indonesia
  • Appitamine
    Synmosa, Taiwan
  • Ceriatin
    Century, Taiwan
  • Chilieanzin
    The Central, Taiwan
  • Cipla-Actin
    Cipla Medpro, South Africa
  • Ciplactin
    Cipla, Vietnam
  • Ciprobetasona [+ Betamethasone]
    Landa, Paraguay
  • Ciprocort [+ Dexamethasone]
    FA.PA.SA., Paraguay
  • Ciproheptadina
    Licol, Colombia
  • Ciprolisina [+ Cyanocobalamin]
    Carnot Laboratorios, Mexico
  • Ciprovit Calcico [+ Calcium Phosphate, + Cyanocobalamine]
    Beta, Argentina
  • Cobactin [+ Cobamamide]
    Zambon, Brazil
  • Cobavit [+ Cobamamide]
    Cifarma Cientifica Farmaceutica, Brazil
  • Cobavital [+ Cobamamide]
    Abbott Laboratorios do Brasil, Brazil
  • Complamin
    Provenco, Ecuador
  • Covitasa [+ Cobamamide]
    Seid, Spain
  • Cyhepdin
    Chen Ho, Taiwan
  • Cypon
    Geno Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Myanmar
  • Cyprodex [+ Dexamethasone]
    Roemmers, Venezuela
  • Cyprodin
    Meider, Taiwan; Roemmers, Venezuela; Siza, Pakistan
  • Cyprodine
    Meider, Taiwan
  • Cyprogin
    Atlantic Lab, Hong Kong; Atlantic Lab, Thailand
  • Cyproh
    Kojar, Taiwan
  • Cyproheptadine - Changzhou Siyao
    Siyao Pharmaceuticals, China
  • Cyproheptadine 4mg Jamp
    Jamp Pharma, Canada
  • Cyproheptadine Fu Seng
    Fu Seng, Taiwan
  • Cyproheptadine HCl 0.04%
    Takeda Teva Pharma, Japan
  • Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride
    Apex Pharmaceuticals, United States; Apnar Pharma, United States; Appco Pharma, United States; IMPAX Laboratories, United States; ingenus Pharmaceuticals, United States; Ivax, United States; Lyne, United States; Par Pharmaceutical, United States; Patrin, United States; Pharmaceutical Associates, United States; Stason, United States; Zydus Pharma, United States
  • Cyproheptadine MacroPhar
    MacroPhar, Thailand
  • Cyproheptadine Oriental
    Oriental, Taiwan
  • Cyproheptadine Shinlon
    Shinlon, Taiwan
  • Cypromin
    Center, Taiwan
  • Cypromine
    Washington, Taiwan
  • Cyprotol
    Balkanpharma-Trojan, Bulgaria
  • Cytadine
    Standard, Taiwan
  • Decamin
    Fu Yuan, Taiwan
  • Desarrol [+ Arginine, + Carnitine]
    Faes, Spain
  • Dexacort [+ Dexamethasone]
    Alfa Farmaceut, Paraguay
  • Earmin
    Yu Sheng, Taiwan
  • Energy Fort [+ Lysine, + Cyanocobalamin]
    Cassanello, Paraguay
  • Ennamax
    Actavis, Indonesia
  • Euro-Cyproheptadine
    Sandoz, Canada
  • Heptacort [+ Dexamethasone]
    Novoquim, Paraguay
  • Heptasan
    Caprifarmindo, Indonesia
  • Huavine
    Hua Shin, Taiwan
  • Inducort Complex [+ Dexamethasone]
    Medical Farmac, Paraguay
  • Komian
    Ciiphar, Taiwan
  • Lexahist
    Molex Ayus, Indonesia
  • Nekmin
    Newai Chem, Taiwan
  • Outallergin
    Hor Chen, Taiwan
  • Pangavit [+ Cyanocobalamin, + Thiamine, + Pyridoxine, + Riboflavin] [pediatric]
    Russek, Mexico
  • Pelion
    Panion & BF, Taiwan
  • Periactin
    Alfasigma, Italy; Aspen Pharmacare, Australia; Auden McKenzie, Netherlands; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Kuwait; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Lebanon; MSD, South Africa; Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan; Sigma-Tau, Spain; Tecnoquimicas, Colombia; Tecnoquímicas, Ecuador
  • Periactin 0.04%
    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Periactin 1%
    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Periactin 4mg
    Algorithm S.A.L., Oman
  • Periactine
    Teofarma, France
  • Perian
    Update, Taiwan
  • Peritol
    Egis, Bulgaria; Egis, Hungary; Egis, Slovakia; Egis Pharmaceuticals, Poland; Egis Pharmaceuticals, Romania; Egis Praha, Czech Republic; Medphano, Germany
  • Pilian
    Yung Shin, Taiwan
  • Piminton
    Patron, Taiwan
  • PMS-Cyproheptadine
    Pharmascience, Canada
  • Poncohist
    Armoxindo, Indonesia
  • Practin
    Wockhardt, India
  • Pranzo [+ Carnitine, + Lysine]
    Vinas, Spain
  • Prohessen
    Pharos, Indonesia
  • Pronicy
    Kalbe, Indonesia
  • Showmin
    Panion & BF, Taiwan
  • Sipraktin
    I.E. Ulagay, Turkey
  • Synmin
    Taiwan Biotech, Taiwan
  • Tonico Juventus [+ Cobamamide]
    Juventus, Spain
  • Tres-Orix Forte [+ Carnitine, + Lysine, + Cyanocobalamin]
    Kahira, Kuwait
  • Triactin
    Kahira, Kuwait
  • Viternum
    Desma, Spain; OM, Portugal; Senosiain, Mexico


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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