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Review: could Periactin cause Anxiety?

Summary: Anxiety could be caused by Periactin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Alcohol abuse.

We study 1,317 people who have side effects while taking Periactin from FDA and social media. Among them, 23 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Periactin

Periactin (latest outcomes from 1,352 users) has active ingredients of cyproheptadine hydrochloride. It is often used in migraine.

Anxiety

Anxiety (latest reports from 1,273,567 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 1,313 people reported to have side effects when taking Periactin. Among them, 23 people (1.75%) have Anxiety. They amount to 0.00% of all the 1,275,921 people who have Anxiety on eHealthMe.

Trend of Anxiety in Periactin reports

Time on Periactin when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Periactin * :

FemaleMale
Anxiety70.83%29.17%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Periactin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.00%13.04%8.70%8.70%8.70%13.04%13.04%34.78%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Periactin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Alcohol abuse (5 people, 21.74%)
  2. Back disorder (5 people, 21.74%)
  3. Insomnia (3 people, 13.04%)
  4. Migraine (3 people, 13.04%)
  5. Pain (3 people, 13.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (8 people, 34.78%)
  2. Oxycontin (8 people, 34.78%)
  3. Lortab (7 people, 30.43%)
  4. Paxil (5 people, 21.74%)
  5. Topamax (5 people, 21.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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