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title:Cyproheptadine and Dexamethasone Abuse

Author:Cyproheptadine and Dexamethasone Abuse

Keywords:Cyproheptadine, Dexamethasone, Abuse

Type:Case report

Abstract: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.

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