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My 3.5 mo old daughter's weight is 10 lb-3rd percentile.Eats very less.Dr started cyproheptadine 0.8 ml, is on Pepcid (famotidine) too 0.6 ml twice.Any side effect?

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Dr. Aileen Sedman
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In brief: Yes-many

There are side effects to both these drugs--too long to list here.
Read the pamphlet or discuss with your pharmacist when you pick up the medications. More importantly it is perfectly fine if a child is at the 3rd percentile as long as they are gaining in ht, wt, and head circumference appropriately. If she is losing weight, that is a serious issue. Check with your pediatrician frequently.

In brief: Yes-many

There are side effects to both these drugs--too long to list here.
Read the pamphlet or discuss with your pharmacist when you pick up the medications. More importantly it is perfectly fine if a child is at the 3rd percentile as long as they are gaining in ht, wt, and head circumference appropriately. If she is losing weight, that is a serious issue. Check with your pediatrician frequently.
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