cyproheptadinemedical dictionary

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A serotonin antagonist and a histamine h1 blocker used as antipruritic, appetite stimulant, antiallergic, and for the post-gastrectomy dumping syndrome, etc.

Pharmacological action: anti-allergic agents, antipruritics, gastrointestinal agents, histamine h1 antagonists, serotonin antagonists.

Chemical name: Piperidine, 4-(5H-dibenzo(a,d)cyclohepten-5-ylidene)-1-methyl-

(12 Dec 1998)