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Question: Periactin for an 8-year old

 ivan'smom - Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:19 pm


Can I give cyproheptadine HCl to my 8-year old son to stimulate his appetite? If so, what is the smallest dosage I could give him? I've tried all brands of vitamins on him but had no effect. Thanks.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:45 pm

User avatar Hello,
I would not give this to a child unless advised by your child's doctor. If appetite is a problem, you should have him evaluated by the pediatrician. There are safe appetite stimulants but they should only be used on the doctor's advice.

Best wishes.

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