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What are the side effects of cyproheptadine?

Cyproheptadine's side effects range from inconvenient to serious. Talk to your doctor about what to expect and how to handle potential side effects. Seek medical treatment promptly if you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, including trouble breathing, hives and swelling in your face or mouth. You should also contact your doctor if you notice:

  • hallucinations
  • seizures
  • lightheadedness
  • tinnitus or ringing in the ears
  • decreased or absent urination
  • bleeding or bruising easily
  • a rapid or pounding heartbeat
  • discolored urine
  • yellowing of the skin and eyes

Less serious symptoms include:

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • trouble sleeping
  • excitability
  • changes in the appetite
  • blurred vision
  • dryness of the mouth or nose
  • numbness or tingling
  • nausea, diarrhea and constipation

Contact your doctor if these symptoms continue or become troublesome.

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