Appetite stimulation and weight gain with cyproheptadine. A double-blind study in underweight children

Sanzgiri, R.R.; Mohamad, H.A.; Raja, Z.

Journal of Postgraduate Medicine 16(1): 12-15


In 20 underweight Indian children between 4 and 8 years old given cyproheptadine, three 2-mg tablets in 24 h for 12 weeks, weight gains were significantly greater than in controls given a placebo Apart from mild drowsiness in 6 of the patients there were no other side effects Liver function and blood urea values remained normal; leukocyte counts and Hb values were unchanged, and hypoglycaemia was not found-C C T.