Observations on the use of cyproheptadine hydrochloride as an antipruritic agent in allergic cats

Can Vet J. 1998 Oct;39(10):634-7.

Abstract

Cyproheptadine hydrochloride was administered to 20 presumed or proven allergic cats to determine its efficacy in controlling pruritus. Each cat received 2 mg, orally, every 12 h. The pruritus was satisfactorily controlled in 9 cats. Side effects were seen in 8 cats, and included polyphagia, sedation, vocalization, affectionate behavior, and vomiting.

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Animals
  • Antipruritics / administration & dosage*
  • Antipruritics / adverse effects
  • Antipruritics / therapeutic use
  • Cat Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Cats
  • Cyproheptadine / administration & dosage*
  • Cyproheptadine / adverse effects
  • Cyproheptadine / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Hypersensitivity / drug therapy
  • Hypersensitivity / veterinary*
  • Male
  • Pruritus / drug therapy
  • Pruritus / veterinary*

Substances

  • Antipruritics
  • Cyproheptadine