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Peritol G Liquid

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Peritol G Liquid is a combination medicine used to treat loss of appetite. It is an effective appetite stimulant. It works by reducing the effect of a chemical messenger which regulates appetite.

Peritol G Liquid is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are constipation, dryness in mouth, and blurred vision. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It can cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor.

Uses of Peritol G Liquid

Side effects of Peritol G Liquid

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Peritol G

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Sleepiness
  • Blurred vision

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Dryness in mouth
    Keep a drink available that you can sip through the day. Rinse your mouth with warm salted water and chew sugarless gum or hard candy. Try breathing through your nose more often than your mouth. Avoid caffeinated beverages, smoking and alcohol because they can make your condition worse. Use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy, salty or sugary. If this side effect bothers you or does not go away, talk to your doctor about artificial saliva products or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Blurred vision
    You can consider washing your eyes with water. Avoid driving or using tools or machines if your vision is impaired. Do not take your next dose if your vision is still blurry. If it gets worse or does not improve, ask your doctor to recommend eye drops or talk about changing your medications.

How to use Peritol G Liquid

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Peritol G Liquid may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Peritol G Liquid works

Peritol G Liquid is a combination of two appetite enhancers: Lysine and Cyproheptadine. Lysine is a building block of essential proteins which improve appetite and digestion. Cyproheptadine works by reducing the effect of a chemical messenger (serotonin) in the hypothalamus, a part of the brain which regulates appetite.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Peritol G Liquid may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Peritol G Liquid may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Peritol G Liquid during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Peritol G Liquid may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Peritol G Liquid may cause dizziness, sedation, and hypotension in elderly patients. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Peritol G Liquid should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Peritol G Liquid may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Peritol G Liquid should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Peritol G Liquid may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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References

  1. Najib K, Moghtaderi M, Karamizadeh Z, et al. Beneficial Effect of Cyproheptadine on Body Mass Index in Undernourished Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Iran J Pediatr. 2014;24(6):753-758. [Accessed 26 Feb. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Combs Jr. GF, McClung JP. The Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition and Health. 5th ed. Westborough, MA: Academic Press; 2017.

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