Review: could Periactin cause Anxiety?


Anxiety is found among people who take Periactin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Alcohol abuse . We study 1,379 people who have side effects while taking Periactin from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Periactin has active ingredients of cyproheptadine hydrochloride. It is often used in appetite - increased. (latest outcomes from Periactin 1,422 users)


Anxiety has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, insomnia, fatigue (latest reports from 209,736 Anxiety patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

1,379 people reported to have side effects when taking Periactin.
Among them, 22 people (1.6%) have Anxiety

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Periactin cause Anxiety?

Time on Periactin when people have Anxiety *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Periactin *:

  • female: 81.82 %
  • male: 18.18 %

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Periactin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 14.29 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 19.05 %
  • 30-39: 9.52 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 9.52 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Back Disorder (5 people)
  • Alcohol Abuse (5 people)
  • Migraine (3 people)
  • Insomnia (3 people)
  • Pelvic Pain (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (8 people)
  • Oxycontin (7 people)
  • Lortab (7 people)
  • Topamax (5 people)
  • Paxil (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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