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Hi. Is there any medical advise you can give me to improve my 11-year old son's appetite? There is no appetite stimulant here in canada. Thank you.

Hi.  Is there any medical advise you can give me to improve my 11-year old son's appetite?  There is no appetite stimulant here in canada.  Thank you.

Evaluate: Your son should be assessed by his primary care doc to determine how his weight has changed over development. This discussion will provide a path to determine causes and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Bayles
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When is the best time of the day to take an appetite stimulant?

Morning: Stimulate at a time when you can best metabolize and utilize nutrients. Make sure these are safe and approved appetite enhancers. ...Read more

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70 years old female can take practin syrup as appetite stimulant know to have glaucoma ?

70 years old female can take practin syrup as appetite stimulant know to have glaucoma ?

You are wise to ask!: Practin syrup is cyproheptadine which is an antihistamine and can stimulate appetite. This medicine should NOT be used if someone is elderly, in poor health, or has narrow-angle glaucoma. Consult your prescriber for alternative solutions. Best regards. ...Read more

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How can I increase my appetite while taking ADD stimulant medication like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)? I don't eat!!

How can I increase my appetite while taking ADD stimulant medication like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)? I don't eat!!

Evaluate your dosing: Decreased appetite is a well known side effect to medications such as dexedrine (dextroamphetamine). Medication dosing for stimulants such as these may need to be adjusted. Rather than looking for something to remedy this side effect, consult with your doctor. You may require a lower dose, or a different medication that may work for the ADD yet not severely suppress your appetite. ...Read more

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I'm very skinny weight 99lbs being 5'6 with a very little appetite for food. I am looking for a really good appetite stimulant , any recommendations?

Visit your doctor: Before discussing treatment options, it is often best to figure out WHY you do not have an appetite. Please consider a visit to your doctor to discuss this issue. If everything checks out, then sometimes we use small doses of certain anti-histamines to start with such as vistaril (hydroxyzine). NEVER big doses of these medicines, and never more than recommended. Best wishes ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter appetite suppressants that aren't stimulants?

Is there any over-the-counter appetite suppressants that aren't stimulants?

Weak agent: N-acetyl cysteine has helped some of my patients with cravings. I may reduce glutamate release caused by food triggers and thereby reduce compulsive food cravings. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give buclizine hcl, an appetite stimulant, to a 13months baby? She's 8kg .. How much should I give?

NO!: Do not give this to your child. It is not meant to be given for that reason. It is not the right way to get your child to gain weight. You need to talk to your child's doctor about any appetite/weight gain concerns. Medicine is not the answer, and that medicine could cause serious harm to your child. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can take safely to help ease my appetite? I'm struggling to lose weight but can't take stimulants with my irregular heartbeat.

Is there anything I can take safely to help ease my appetite? I'm struggling to lose weight but can't take stimulants with my irregular heartbeat.

Weight loss: As regards to weight loss, options remain very limited, especially for you given your cardiac state. Stimulants are not recommended at all for anyone, whether cardiac problems or not. The only options are Orlistat or Topiramate. I would not advise Topiramate, given its problematic side effect profile. Orlistat causes fecal spotting. It might sound strange but some cases are helped by saffron. ...Read more

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Best OTC appetite suppressant or weight loss stimulants? At approx 130lbs with norm of 115 lbs. Goal weight between 115-120lbs.

Best OTC appetite suppressant or weight loss stimulants? At approx 130lbs with norm of 115 lbs. Goal weight between 115-120lbs.

Wouldn't advise OTC.: For the weight loss plans that you have, I would re just limiting your intake of carbohydrates over fat and protein and adding mostly a plant based diet. I would suggest, as a general measure, checking your Body mass index (BMI) and seeing where you fall on the chart. I generally would avoid any stimulants, as they come with health risks, including tachycardia, dizziness and other. ...Read more

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What is a good appetite stimulant? I can not maintain a healthy appetite and apparently a prescription is needed for Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)?

Exercise: I would try a strong course of aerobic exercise. This has the natural function of stimulating your appetite. If still persists see your doctor.Good luck. ...Read more

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Losing so much while breastfeeding. Can I take appetite stimulant to increase my calorie intake? I have very little appetite. Please help.

PeanutButterPowerBar: Well, think of it this way, you'll take the appetite stimulant and then some of it will get into your breast milk and the baby will get some of it & will then want to take more milk. So where does that get you? Taking an inappropriate drug at the wrong time and then sharing it with the wrong person. And both of you eating more. Better to find food with high calories you can eat in small amounts ...Read more

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I have a loss of appetite, anosmia, nausea & vomiting, chronic headaches from skull fracture. How to eat & keep food down? Appetite stimulants? My drs don't know what to do.

I have a loss of appetite, anosmia, nausea & vomiting, chronic headaches from skull fracture. How to eat & keep food down? Appetite stimulants? My drs don't know what to do.

Get a referal: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician for a referal. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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What would be your first-line medication choice in ADD if we exclude stimulant? e.g.which drug among the others is most likely to be effective?

What would be your first-line medication choice in ADD if we exclude stimulant? e.g.which drug among the others is most likely to be effective?

Individualize: Choices should be based on the individual features of that person, that person's ADD, and that person's circumstances. There is no one anser. ...Read more

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What is a stimulant?

Drug?: Stimulants temporarily increase mental/physical functions. Most are addictive and can do damage to various organs if used long-term or in excess. Here's a lot of info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stimulant Be careful. They warning that "Speed Kills" was based on facts. ...Read more

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Why would a person that has add be but on a stimulant?

Why would a person that has add be but on a stimulant?

Great question.: Simplistically, persons with adhd have too little activity in certain brain pathways (dopamine-da and norepinephrine-ne) to override extraneous distractions and properly attend to mundane tasks. Hence the adhd need for stimulation and novelty. Stimulants via several modes increase da and ne activity (but not levels). I also test neurotransmitters, modify diet, and use targeted Amino Acid rx. ...Read more

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What do stimulants do?

What do stimulants do?

They activate: physiological functions generally through various neurotransmitter systems. Common examples include caffeine, nicotine, pseudoephedrine, amphetamines and cocaine. Drugs classed as stimulants are not all alike as they act in different ways. Prescription stimulants have legitimate medical benefits. Illicit use, abuse and addiction to stimulants is common and quite dangerous. ...Read more

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Is orlistat a stimulant?

no : Orlistat helps with losing weight by blocking the absorption of some fats. This can cause diarrhea and weight loss, since you are absorbing less of what you eat. ...Read more