My 12 year old son has been prescribed PMS-Cyproheptadinehim HCL for appetite and allergies. He is on Vyvanse 30mg. for ADHD. This takes his appetite away so I was wondering if anyone else has been on this medication and can tell me how they reacted. Thanks in advance. Smileyhappy.
The only thing I know about the drug is that it is a type of antihistamine but it is used offlabel sometimes in anorexics because it stimulates the appetite. My older boy started getting concerned about his weight about this age and by age 13 he wanted to stop his meds and just started then flat out refusing to take them. My younger son had appetite problems but we got by some of the issue by my giving him high protein, high calorie drinks like the high protein Ensure and Boost right before bedtime so his body would store the calories while he was asleep. He really liked the WalMart Equate brand off the chocolate and strawberry flavors best. I hope this works for you and I'm sorry I dont know much about the med but I did want to offer the idea of the Ensure.
I actually took the same medicine. It increased my appetite and I put on 8 lbs ina couple of weeks.It makes you a little sleepy but I highly recommend it for anyone trying to put on weight! If you take supplements it helps but increasing your appetite is key.
My 13 year old son uses this med for migraine prevention. It has been a miracle for him in that respect, but I have not noticed any side effects having to do with appetite.
- Vyvanse Information for Consumers
- Vyvanse Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Vyvanse (detailed)
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