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Apiron Oral Drops

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Your child’s medicine at a glance

Apiron Oral Drops is a combination of two active medicines cyproheptadine and tricholine citrate. Together these medicines help stimulate appetite (hunger) in children. Also, it is given to treat allergic conditions in children.

Give Apiron Oral Drops to your child by mouth before food in the dose, time, and way prescribed by your child’s doctor. Give this medicine at a fixed time so that it gradually becomes a part of your child’s daily routine. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medicine,  help the child calm down and repeat the dose.

To experience significant hunger stimulation and weight gain, you may require to continue giving this medicine to your child for a few days a month. Therefore, for maximum benefit, it is advised to continue the treatment for the prescribed duration.

The intake of Apiron Oral Drops may cause minor and temporary side effects in your child such as increased heartbeat, dizziness, confusion, headache, constipation, dry mouth, and blurred vision. These symptoms will resolve once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, in case of prolonged or bothersome events, it would be best to consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Inform your child’s doctor if your child is on any medical regime or is allergic to any medicine, product, or food. The doctor must also be aware if your child has or had bowel obstruction, malnutrition, weight-related issues, thyroid problems, or any heart, liver, or kidney problems. All this information will help avoid any complications in the treatment and will help your child’s doctor plan your child’s overall treatment better.

Uses of Apiron Oral Drops in children

Benefits of Apiron Oral Drops for your child

In Appetite stimulant

Apiron Oral Drops stimulates hunger in children suffering from long-term illness and enhances the availability of proteins for muscle mass building. It increases hunger by constantly increasing the energy requirements of your child. It promotes the desire to eat, and therefore, it is a safe and effective way of managing undernutrition or malnutrition. It helps to treat loss of appetite and improves nutritional status.

In Treatment of Allergic skin conditions

Apiron Oral Drops is effective in treating allergic skin conditions with inflammation and itching such as severe itching in dengue fever in children. It works by reducing the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation of the skin. It reduces the redness, rash pain, or itchiness caused by the skin's reaction to an irritant

Side effects of Apiron Oral Drops in children

Apiron Oral Drops does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Apiron

  • Dizziness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation

How can I give Apiron Oral Drops to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. Apiron Oral Drops may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Apiron Oral Drops works

Apiron Oral Drops contains two medicines cyproheptadine and tricholine citrate. Together they stimulate the urge to eat (appetite). Cyproheptadine acts by reducing the effect of serotonin (a chemical messenger) in the hypothalamus, a part of the brain which regulates appetite. Tricholine citrate also helps in increasing appetite and spares amino acids for muscle enhancement.

Safety advice

Apiron Oral Drops should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Apiron Oral Drops may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Apiron Oral Drops is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Apiron Oral Drops is recommended.

What if I forget to give Apiron Oral Drops to my child?

Do not panic. Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Do not give a double dose to catch up on any missed dose, follow the prescribed dosing schedule strictly.

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Quick tips

  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake, and chewing on sugarless candy may help.
  • Apiron Oral Drops can cause a bitter taste in your child’s mouth. Eating a piece of citrus fruit or sugarless candy may help.
  • Never increase or decrease the dose by yourself as the dose is prescribed based on your child’s condition, body weight, and age.
  • Do not give Apiron Oral Drops to increase your child’s body weight under normal conditions. It is prescribed to treat malnutrition due to chronic illness.
  • Call your child’s doctor right away if your child exhibits allergic rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulty soon after the intake of Apiron Oral Drops.

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Q. My child is having a long-term illness and is on medication. He is underweight with poor nutritional status and doesn't feel like eating anything. Can I give Apiron Oral Drops?

Loss of appetite is a common side effect of some medicines. If given, Apiron Oral Drops will help resolve this issue by boosting your child’s appetite and hunger. This will thereby improve your child’s nutritional status. But do make sure to speak to your child’s doctor before giving Apiron Oral Drops to your child as that will help decide the perfect dosing and duration. It usually takes around a few days to weeks to show results. Make sure to inform the doctor if your child is taking any other medicines.

Q. My child is restless and unable to sleep properly at night. Can I give Apiron Oral Drops?

No. It is true that Apiron Oral Drops causes drowsiness as a side effect, but you should never give Apiron Oral Drops to induce sleep in children. Consult your doctor if you have any queries regarding the use of this medicine or if your child is experiencing sleeplessness as it could be due to some other underlying disease.

Q. How much Apiron Oral Drops should I give to my child?

Adhere to the dose prescribed by your child’s doctor. The dose of the medicine is calculated according to your child’s body weight and age. Do not increase or decrease the dose on your own as it may cause unwanted effects and can worsen your child’s condition.

Q. How should Apiron Oral Drops be stored?

Apiron Oral Drops should be stored at room temperature, in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake.

Q. When do I need to call my child’s doctor right away?

Never hesitate to consult your child’s doctor in case of any confusion, regarding dosage, duration, side effects, etc. Contact your child’s doctor immediately if your child develops serious side effects. These may include allergic reactions (such as facial swelling, trouble breathing), signs of liver problem (such as dark-colored urine, yellow eyes or skin), excessive sleepiness, rapid heartbeat, hallucinations, feeling confused or hyperactive, trouble passing urine, irritability, and vision changes.

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