Can cyproheptadine (Periactin) be overdosed?

Like many other drugs, cyproheptadine (Periactin) can certainly be overdosed. If you or someone you know has taken an overdose, seek immediate medical attention and call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.  Here are some symptoms that may be a sign of an overdose:  

  • Chest congestion
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth, nose and throat
  • Drowsiness
  • Excitement (especially in children)
  • Headaches
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Problems with your vision

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