Understanding Sumoactive Syrup

Sumoactive Syrup is a medication used to stimulate appetite in patients who have poor appetite or difficulty eating enough. The active ingredients in Sumoactive Syrup are cyproheptadine hydrochloride, lysine hydrochloride, minerals, and multivitamins.

What is Sumoactive Syrup Used For?

  • Increasing appetite – Sumoactive Syrup helps increase appetite and food intake in patients who have decreased appetite or trouble maintaining adequate nutrition. This can help patients gain weight or prevent further weight loss.
  • Treatment of anorexia – Sumoactive Syrup can be used as part of treatment for patients with anorexia who need help stimulating their appetite and eating. Along with other interventions, Sumoactive Syrup may support healthy weight gain in anorexia treatment.

How Does Sumoactive Syrup Work?

The cyproheptadine component of Sumoactive Syrup is an antihistamine medication that blocks histamine activity in the body. One effect of antihistamines is increased appetite. The exact mechanisms behind this appetite stimulating effect are not fully understood. Along with cyproheptadine, the amino acid lysine and vitamins/minerals in Sumoactive Syrup provide nutritional support.

Before Taking Sumoactive Syrup

  • Inform your doctor about any medical conditions, including:
    • Asthma
    • Increased eye pressure
    • Overactive thyroid
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • High blood pressure
  • Tell your doctor about any medications you are taking, including other antihistamines, antidepressants, sedatives, etc. as interactions may occur.
  • Sumoactive Syrup should not be used in children under 2 years old. The safety and effectiveness has not been established in very young pediatric patients.

While Taking Sumoactive Syrup

  • Use caution driving or operating machinery, as Sumoactive Syrup may cause drowsiness or sleepiness.
  • Avoid alcohol and other medications that can increase drowsiness.
  • Tell your doctor if you experience any worrisome or troublesome side effects.

How to Take Sumoactive Syrup

  • Dosage:
    • Children – 1-2 teaspoonfuls, 3 times per day
    • Adults – 2 teaspoonfuls, 3 times per day

Follow dosing instructions from your doctor. Do not exceed prescribed dosage. Measure carefully using an oral syringe or other dosing device. Can take with or without food. Shake well before each use.

Side Effects of Sumoactive Syrup

The most common side effects are:

  • Drowsiness
  • Sleepiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Upset stomach

Less common side effects can include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased heart rate
  • Allergic reactions

See a doctor immediately if you experience signs of liver problems like yellowing skin/eyes, dark urine, severe stomach pain, nausea, or fatigue.

Contact your doctor if side effects persist or worsen, as a change in medication may be needed. Do not stop taking Sumoactive without medical supervision.

Storing Sumoactive Syrup

  • Store in original container at room temperature below 30°C (86°F).
  • Keep container tightly closed when not in use.
  • Keep out sight and reach of children and pets.
  • Properly discard expired or unused Sumoactive Syrup.

Common Searches and Questions

Here I address some frequently asked questions and common searches regarding Sumoactive Syrup:

Is Sumoactive Syrup safe?

  • When used as prescribed under medical supervision, Sumoactive Syrup is generally safe and well tolerated. However, side effects can occur and precautions should be taken (see above sections).

Can I take Sumoactive while pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • Use during pregnancy or breastfeeding requires careful consideration of risks vs benefits. Discuss thoroughly with your doctor. Cyproheptadine is known to transfer into breast milk, though effects in infants are not fully characterized.

How long does Sumoactive Syrup take to work?

  • Appetite stimulating effects may begin within 1-2 days, but can take 3-4 days of consistent use to fully develop. Follow dosing schedule and allow adequate time for full effects.

Can Sumoactive Syrup be given to children?

  • Sumoactive Syrup is approved for use in children over 2 years old. Safety/efficacy is not proven for infants or toddlers under 2 years old.

What foods help increase appetite?

  • Small nutritious snacks between meals can help spur appetite. Favor proteins & complex carbs – yogurt, fruit, whole grains, nuts, eggs. Spicy, savory foods may be more appealing. Stay hydrated with nourishing fluids/smoothies.

How can I naturally increase hunger?

  • Small frequent meals, adequate sleep, reducing stress, exercise, ginger, fenugreek, & fennel may help increase appetite without medications in some cases. Discuss options with your doctor.

Why am I never hungry?

  • Loss of appetite has many potential causes including medications, stress, anxiety, health conditions, aging, digestive issues, etc. Schedule an appointment with your doctor to identify any underlying issues.

Can cyproheptadine help gain weight?

  • By stimulating appetite and food intake, cyproheptadine may contribute to weight gain when used for extended periods as part of a comprehensive nutritional regimen and treatment plan.

What vitamins increase appetite?

  • Specific vitamins like vitamin D, zinc, B-complex may address nutritional deficiencies contributing to low appetite. Multivitamins cannot replace food, but may support appetite when incorporated into balanced nutrition.