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What are the side effects of cypon prescribed for children to increase appetite?

what are the side effects of cypon it is the medicine given to children to increase appiatie. my child is 2 years 2 months n is very fussy about food,so i am given him cypon but a Dr in india told me it has side effect the child stops growing in hight, n IQ level falls. i needed to know if this is true....pls help thanks
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thank you for your query.
cypon syrup is used for Loss of appetite, weight loss, anorexia nervosa & as an adjunct with anti-tubercular regimen for weight gain.

Each 5 ml of Cypon syrup contains
Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride - 2mg
Tricholine citrate - 275 mg
Sorbitol - 2 gm

cyproheptadine is the major component which stimulates the appetite and helps in weight gain.

it should be taken in doses of under 8 mg.
As with doses of more than 8–12 mg per day taken for 5 days suppression of growth hormone has been seen
Other common side effects include:
Blurred vision
Dry mouth, throat, or nose

so i would suggest you to give your child the syrup in moderation and not continuously.also look out for the side effects.

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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