Cyproheptadine and Dexamethasone AbuseSagar Karia, Nahid Dave, Avinash De Sousa, Nilesh Shah, Sushma Sonavane.
Cyproheptadine is an appetite stimulator with an additional anticholinergic, anti-serotonergic, and local anaesthetic properties. Dexamethasone is a potent synthetic member of the glucocorticoid class of steroid drugs. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant. Here we report a rare case of Cyproheptadine and Dexamethasone dependence in a HIV positive patient.
Key words: Cyproheptadine, Dexamethasone, Abuse