Cyproheptadine is an antiserotonergic drug with antihistaminic properties that has been shown to have an appetitestimulant effect in a number of human conditions. It acts by blocking the serotonergic receptors and thereby reduces satiety and increases appetite and weight. But improving appetite alone may not be enough. Increased appetite leads to increased intake of food and these additional food needs to be absorbed and utilized properly in the body. B-vitamins help in absorption of food by increasing the metabolic process.
Each 5ml contains:
Cyproheptadine HCl 2mg
Vitamin B1 1mg
Vitamin B2 0.5mg
Vitamin B6 0.5mg
Vitamin B12 1mcg
Anorexia nervosa, cachexia, eating disorders, weight loss.
Newborn or premature infants
Stenosing peptic ulcer
Bladder neck obstruction
Warning and precaution:
Overdosage may produce hallucinations, CNS depression, convulsions and respiratory/cardiac arrest particularly in infants and young children.
May produce excitation in young children.
Caution with history of bronchial asthma.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding:
Category B, not for use in nursing.
Dosage and administration:
Children 2-6 yrs: Usual: 1 teaspoonful, 2 times a day.
Children 7-14 yrs: Usual: 2 teaspoonfuls 2 times a day.
Sedation, dizziness, urticaria, photosensitivity, blurred vision, diplopia, hypotension, palpitation, leucopenia, agranulocytosis, nausea, vomiting, urinary frequency, nasal stuffiness, fatigue.
May have additive effects with other CNS depressants
Store below 30°C.