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A comprehensive search did not provide if Apetamin slows down metabolism. Apetamin is an antihistamine product used to treat loss of appetite and allergy symptoms. Cyproheptadine is the active ingredient. A wide variety of side effects may be experienced. A few of these include drowsiness, altered bowel movements, and dry mouth. Avoid alcohol with this medication and avoid operating heavy machinery.

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1. Apetamin Syrup. TabletWise. URL: https://www.tabletwise.com/apetamin-syrup. Accessed July 02, 2018.
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A comprehensive research does not find the answer to this question. Apetamin syrup is used for loss of appetite, symptoms of allergies, and dermatographism. Apetamin syrup contains Cyproheptadine as an active ingredient. Cyproheptadine is an antihistamine that stimulates appetite, thus helps patients gain weight. It may cause drowsiness as a side effect.

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1) Apetamin syrup. Tabletwise. URL: https://www.tabletwise.com/questions/does-apetamin-make-your-breast-grow-5764844187811840. Accessed December 25, 2017.
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As published on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website on 02/24/2017, Apetamin syrup appears to be an unapproved as the product package insert claims indications for loss of appetite, poor eating habits, and anorexia after a brief illness.

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1. Import Alert 66-41. URL: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cms_ia/importalert_190.html. Accessed December 25, 2017
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Yes, Apetamin is considered to be safe during pregnancy, but it is recommended to be taken only under the doctor's supervision. Apetamin is the brand name of Cyproheptadine. It is a first-generation antihistamine with antiserotonergic, anticholinergic, and local anaesthetic properties. Apetamin has a pregnancy category B rating by FDA, and it should be used during pregnancy only if needed. However, it should not be used during breastfeeding as it is found to be present in breast milk of nursing mothers. There are no well-controlled studies available in pregnant women.

A study published found that studies have been performed in mice, rabbits, and rats at oral or subcutaneous doses and have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility to the fetus. The drug has been shown to be fetotoxic in rats when given by intraperitoneal injection. Two studies in pregnant women, however, have not shown that cyproheptadine increases the risk of abnormalities when administered during the first, second and third trimesters of pregnancy. No teratogenic effects were observed in any of the newborns.

Apetamin is safe to use in pregnancy but to be absolutely sure, the patients should consult their gynaecologist or physician before taking the drug.

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1. PubChem CYPROHEPTADINE URL: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/2913#section=Top Accessed January 08, 2018
2. DailyMed CYPROHEPTADINE HYDROCHLORIDE- cyproheptadine hydrochloride tablet  URL: https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/fda/fdaDrugXsl.cfm?setid=83176be9-c493-4904-90eb-1a8573194a7c Accessed January 08, 2018
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The apetamin syrup is used for loss of appetite, allergies, and a variety of related conditions. Apetamin syrup contains an antihistamine (cyproheptadine) that blocks the effects of histamine. Alcohol should be avoided with Apetamin syrup, as it will increase the likelihood of side effects. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while on this medication. 

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1. Apetamin Syrup. TabletWise. URL: https://www.tabletwise.com/apetamin-syrup. Accessed April 16, 2018.
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Yes, Apetamin causes weight gain. It is used to treat symptoms of the common cold like sneezing, runny nose, nausea, and rhinitis. It acts on the chemoreceptor trigger zone to reduce nausea and vomiting. The overdose of Dimenhydrinate may cause dry mouth, dilated pupils and flushing. It binds to the histamine h1 receptor and thereby inhibits the effect of histamine.
      
Weight changes depend upon the active ingredients present in the formulation. The active ingredients of Apetamin are Cyproheptadine which belongs to the subclass of histamine h1 receptor antagonist. Histamine h1 receptor antagonist is generally associated with weight gain. Apetamin can cause fluid retention and an increased appetite, and both contribute to weight gain.
    
According to a study published in 2005 in the Journal of Pediatric Pulmonology evaluated that there is a risk of weight gain in patients taking Cyproheptadine for allergic rhinitis during the 3-6 months of the treatment period. This study also clarified with its results that Apetamin does cause weight gain.

If you're concerned about any weight changes while taking Apetamin, consult your healthcare provider or doctor.

References
1. Dailymed DRAMAMINE- CYPROHEPTADINE HYDROCHLORIDE - cyproheptadine hydrochloride solution  
 URL: https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/archives/fdaDrugInfo.cfm?archiveid=9995
2. Homnick DN, Marks JH, Hare KL, Bonnema SK. Long-term trial of cyproheptadine as an appetite stimulant in cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2005;40(3):251-6 URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16015665
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