Appetite and weight gain in children: A double-blind trial using cyproheptadine and methandrostenolone
Central African Journal of Medicine 15(11): 229-232
Ninety-eight anorexic, underweight but other-wise normal children were investigated in a double-blind trial utilising cyproheptadine, a placebo and methandrostenolone. The appetite stimulating properties of cyproheptadine and the concomitant effect on weight gain were clearly demonstrated. A group of children taking both cyproheptadine and methandrostenolone together showed by far the greatest increase in weight. It is suggested that this effect of cyproheptadine could be utilised clinically.