If you are:
Precaution: INSUFF DATA AVAIL; OTHER ANTIHISTAMINES REPORTED TO CAUSE SEDATION
An adult over 60:
management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause significant sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.
Giving cyproheptadine HCL to a child under 12:
Contraindication: Contraindicated in infants. Possible CNS excitation, seizure and respiratory arrest.
Severe Precaution: No safety and efficacy age < 2 years. Possible CNS excitation, hallucinations, seizure and respiratory arrest.