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Natl J Med Res. 2013; 3(1): 88-89

Cyproheptadine and Dexamethasone Abuse

Sagar 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

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