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Can Cypon Syrup Be Given To A Child Who Does Not Eat? Any Side Effect?

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Posted on Wed, 4 Jul 2012
Question: my 3 yr old kid doesn't want to eat in the morning. should i give him Cypon syrup. will it have any adverse effect?
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Answered by Dr. Hema Yadav (2 hours later)
Hello ,
Thanks for posting your query.
Cypon syrup contains cyproheptadine commonly used as an apetite stimulant.
Common sideeffects include Blurred vision; constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, throat, or nose; excitability; nausea; nervousness; etc.
Please remember that medicines are best avoided in young children hence always consult a paediatrician before giving any medicine to your child.
Young children commonly have many feeding problems which gradually resolve as they grow.
Hope I have answered your query.
Regards
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Can Cypon Syrup Be Given To A Child Who Does Not Eat? Any Side Effect?

Hello ,
Thanks for posting your query.
Cypon syrup contains cyproheptadine commonly used as an apetite stimulant.
Common sideeffects include Blurred vision; constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, throat, or nose; excitability; nausea; nervousness; etc.
Please remember that medicines are best avoided in young children hence always consult a paediatrician before giving any medicine to your child.
Young children commonly have many feeding problems which gradually resolve as they grow.
Hope I have answered your query.
Regards