Can Aptimust be given to a child?


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Tom Sayers answered

Can Aptimust be given to a child?

Firstly you'll want to know/need to know what is Aptimust?
Aptimust Syrup is a antihistamine (anti allergy drug) made of a combination or of the following: Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride or Tricholine Citrate or Sorbitol.

Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride

Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride can cause many side effects,
If you have any of these side effects consult a doctor at once:

Confusion, usual thoughts of behavior, hallucinations
Ringing in your ears
The feeling that you may pass out
Fast or pounding heart beats
Urinating less or even none or Pale yellowish skin, dark urine, fever or unusual weakness.

Less serious side effects include:

Mild drowsiness, dizziness or the sensation of spinning
restlessness (especially in children)

  • Insomnia
  • Numbness or tingling 
  • Increased sweating or urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Appitite changes
  • Dry mouth or nose, upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, constipation.

Please consult a Physician/Pediatrician before giving Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride to your child.

Tricholine Citrate

Tricholine Citrate can harm the unborn fetus, so before using this drug please do a pregnancy test if its possible you could be pregnant, even if unlikely. While on this drug, make sure to use contraception when engaging in sexual intercourse.

If you are Pregnant or Nursing please consult a Physician before using Tricholine Citrate.
Consult a Pediatrician before giving Tricholine Citrate to your child.


This is actually used as a sweetener in Aptimust and has laxative effects, other uses include substitute for saliva, for washing (irrigation) of the bladder in surgical procedures and also as a diuretic to induce urination.

There are no studies of Sorbitol in pregnant women, however if you're a nursing mother use this cautiously - in other words - its best to consult a physician.

Sorbitol has side effects including: Abdominal (stomach) discomfort, diarrhoea, dry mouth, nausea (feeling sick) and Vomiting. It could also cause fluid retention in tissue, dehydration, loss of electrolytes, increased blood sugar and acidification of blood due to lactate production.

As with all these drugs, please consult a Physician before using these whilst Pregnant/Nursing. And consult a Pediatrician before giving any of these drugs to a child.

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Beth Leivers answered

No, Aptimust should not be given to a child unless under a doctor’s instruction. The sedative effect, as well as the side effects, can be much more severe in children which could pose a significant risk to a child’s health.

You can buy antihistamine syrups which are designed for children, and which will therefore work better. They will also usually taste better for the child, and so be easier for your child to stomach.

Whilst you can buy these syrups over the counter, I'd recommend that you see a doctor, who will be able to provide you with or suggest the most appropriate medication.

To soothe some of the symptoms of your child’s allergies in the meantime, you could try giving them a warm drink made with honey, lemon and hot water. This drink can help to soothe and prevent some of the symptoms. You can also add a little ginger, as ginger can help clear the airways, and is thought to prevent allergies, too.

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