Just as Cyproheptadine is used in humans to stimulate appetite, it can be used on cats for the same treatment. Cyproheptadine can antagonize the production of serotonin in the brain to trigger an increase in appetite and is the most common reason for using Cyproheptadine for cats. Using Cyproheptadine for cats is also a treatment for feline asthma and provides relief of itching. Cyproheptadine for cats is an antihistamine that will inactivate receptors in the brain that cause allergic reactions, thus stopping allergy symptoms from appearing. Cyproheptadine for cats is available from Canada pharmacies with a prescription.
A common side effect of Cyproheptadine for cats is drowsiness, just like in humans. This drowsiness may go away after the cat has been on the medication for a few days. Adverse effects of Cyproheptadine for cats include aggressive behaviour and excitement. If too much Cyproheptadine for cats is given, side effects become greater and include dry mouth, increased heart rate, urine retention, and fever. A veterinarian should be contacted immediately if these symptoms appear. If other sedatives are used in conjunction with Cyproheptadine for cats, sedation effects may be magnified and the cat will seem extremely lethargic. Avoid giving Cyproheptadine for cats when the animal is recovering from a urinary blockage, has glaucoma, or heart failure. This medication and other Canada prescriptions are offered at a very cheap price from Canadian online drugs stores.
Most cats do best on a 12-hour dosing cycle, but some cats may need to be on an 8-hr schedule. It will take about two days of treatment for the Cyproheptadine for cats to be completely in the animal’s system and achieving optimum results. This means that most cats will require once a day, or twice a day dosing to keep the Cyproheptadine in cat’s system continuously. If a cat is prone to stomach ulcers, an antacid may be needed along with the Cyproheptadine for cats. Some vets will recommend that vitamin B complex be given at the same time as Cyproheptadine for cats to help the medication absorb into the cat’s system and lessen effects on organs.
Cats that do not eat are at risk for hepatic lipidosis, otherwise known as fatty liver disease, which can be fatal. Cyproheptadine for cats is a great way to increase the cat’s appetite, avoiding hepatic lipidosis. There are chronic diseases that can cause a loss of appetite in cats and an appetite stimulant may help keep a feline’s energy up to combat the illness. Cyproheptadine for cats is typically administered in pill form, but the tablet can be compounded into a gel or liquid and can be rubbed into the tip of the cat’s ear.