A 35-year-old male asked:
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does periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) lower blood serotonin levels? how long does it take to work?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptadine) can be used to treat serotonin syndrome but it is impossible to determine how long it takes to work considering each patient is different and separate.
Answered on Mar 11, 2013
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