Can Periactin be used for migraine headaches? PERIACTIN is also used to treat migraines and other similar headaches in people whose symptoms have not been relieved by other medicines. Migraine is an intense, throbbing headache, often affecting one side of the head. It often includes nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, and sensitivity to sound.
How long does it take for Periactin to work for migraines? The frequency of migraine was dramatically reduced in all patients within 7 to 10 days after starting treatment. No migraine attacks were observed in 9 of the 12 patients during 1 month after starting the drug.
Does cyproheptadine help migraines? Cyproheptadine is a type of antihistamine. It can be used off-label to prevent migraine attacks, particularly in children and adolescents. Although clinical trial data is limited, clinical observations have found that cyproheptadine can decrease migraine frequency and intensity in children and adolescents.
What is Periactin prescribed for? Cyproheptadine (Periactin) is used to relieve allergic symptoms. It is also used to relieve headaches, and motion sickness. It may also be prescribed to your child to increase his or her appetite to help with emptying of the stomach and improve symptoms of nausea and vomiting.