Cyproheptadine + Tricholine Citrate is a combination of two medicines: Cyproheptadine and tricholine citrate which revives appetite. Cyproheptadine is an appetite stimulant. It works by reducing the effect of serotonin (a chemical messenger) in the hypothalamus, a part of the brain which regulates appetite. Tricholine citrate is a bile acid binding agent. It removes bile acids from the body. The liver then produces more bile acids using cholesterol, as a result, the level of cholesterol in the body is lowered.
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 Appetime Drops?
Loss of appetite is a common side effect of some medicines. If given, Appetime 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 Appetime 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 Appetime Drops?
No. It is true that Appetime Drops causes drowsiness as a side effect, but you should never give Appetime 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 Appetime 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 Appetime Drops be stored?
Appetime 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.