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Cyclizin er håndkøbsmedicin og har alvorlige bivirkninger ved overdosering

Cyclizin kan have fatale konsekvenser. 
(Foto: Kasper Petersen).
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Kasper Petersen & Peter Hjorth Psykiatrisk Afdeling, Vejle Sygehus, Psykiatrien i Region Syddanmark Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V07170519
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Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V07170519
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Cyclizine is sold in Denmark as an over-the-counter drug and has serious side effects when overdosed
Cyclizine is sold in Denmark as an over-the-counter drug and affects not only histaminergic but also muscarinergic, serotonergic and α-adrenergic receptors, with side effects such as respiratory depression and cardiac arrhythmias, leading to fatalities. Due to the numerous side effects, it raises questions concerning the status of cyclizine as an over-the-counter drug. Data of healthcare contacts because of cyclizine intoxication in the 2014-2016 period should be analyzed to further illuminate the health risk of cyclizine poisoning.

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