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Perideca, a steroid-antihistamine combination

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Perideca tablets containing dexamethasone 0.25 mg and cyproheptadine 4 mg, have recently been introduced by Merck Sharp & Dohme “to provide comprehensive control of inflammatory, allergic and pruritic disorders”. Dexamethasone is a synthetic corticosteroid, 0.75 mg of which is approximately equivalent to 5 mg of prednisone.

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