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Is there any medication to increase the appetite?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Cyproheptadine HCL

This is a medication that is used in small doses to augment appetite in some patients.
It is not the primary use of the drug but a side effect that may help some by stimulating appetite.

In brief: Cyproheptadine HCL

This is a medication that is used in small doses to augment appetite in some patients.
It is not the primary use of the drug but a side effect that may help some by stimulating appetite.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Only in the very ill

Appetite becomes normal as a previously healthy person overcomes an illness and recovers.
Feeling well, being able to smell food aromas, having no nausea (nor other tummy symptoms), feeling happy, and socializing while eating, all lead to a better appetite. For those losing weight from cancer or aids, some take marijuana extracts or hormone supplements to maintain appetite and weight.

In brief: Only in the very ill

Appetite becomes normal as a previously healthy person overcomes an illness and recovers.
Feeling well, being able to smell food aromas, having no nausea (nor other tummy symptoms), feeling happy, and socializing while eating, all lead to a better appetite. For those losing weight from cancer or aids, some take marijuana extracts or hormone supplements to maintain appetite and weight.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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