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I think i have cystic fibrosis, I have been taking this

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I think i have cystic fibrosis

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

I have been taking this medicine called cyprohetadine for 8 years off an on it gives me an appatite to eat i had all the side effects

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

I read that cyproheptadine can cause cyctic fibrosis

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No thats the only medication i have been taking i have an still is losing weight i have pains in my stomach but my doctor say its not the medication

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Hello this is Dr. Stan and I will assist you with your question today. I am U.S. trained,

Board Certified and I have 32 years of patient experience. I am happy to help you. I'm sorry you are concerned about cystic fibrosis.

The medication, cyproheptadine can cause thick secretions from the lungs and difficulty breathing, but there is no medical/scientific evidence to support that it causes cystic fibrosis. This drug was studied in patients that already had cystic fibrosis to see if it was effective for appetite increase and weight gain. Discuss if an antihistamine is needed to help with decreasing any post nasal drainage with your doctor. Increased water intake, 64 ounces daily will help thin any coughed up secretions from your lungs.

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Doctor: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 6 months ago

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Doctor: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disease and one is born with this medical problem. It does not develop during one's lifetime.

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