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Does Apetamin affect your period and fertility?

Does Apetamin affect your period and fertility?

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Dear nimedhealth,

I am Taiwo from Abeokuta. I have been battling with anorexia and underweight for quite some time now. I hardly eat these days and my body mass index (BMI) is below 18. I am not sick per se at least I have been evaluated by my doctor. I have done all sorts of tests to check my health and they I was certified OK. Just recently, I started taking apetamin. I was the told it is an appetizer and helps to gain weight. I was also told apetamin helps to increase hips size and breast size.

Apetamin and menstrual cycle

Now doctor , I have a question o.. I have heard reports of apetamin causing irregular menstrual periods and affecting fertility.. How true is this? Does Apetamin affect your period and fertility? Please I want to know. I just recently got married and I am planning to get pregnant to start having babies.

Reply..

Taiwo good day. For some people like you, gaining weight can be difficult.

Despite trying to eat more calories, a lack of appetite prevents them from reaching their goals.

Some turn to weight gain supplements, such as Apetamin. It’s an increasingly popular vitamin syrup that’s claimed to help you gain weight by increasing your appetite.

Apetamin is a vitamin syrup that’s marketed as a weight gain supplement. It was developed by TIL Healthcare PVT, a pharmaceutical company based in India.

According to manufacturing labels, 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of Apetamin syrup contains:

Cyproheptadine hydrochloride: 2 mg
L-lysine hydrochloride: 150 mg
Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) hydrochloride: 1 mg
Thiamine (vitamin B1) hydrochloride: 2 mg
Nicotinamide (vitamin B3): 15 mg
Dexpanthenol (an alternative form of vitamin B5): 4.5 mg
The combination of lysine, vitamins, and cyproheptadine is claimed to aid weight gain, though only the last one has been shown to potentially increase appetite as a side effect.

Apetamin is available in syrup and tablet form. The syrup generally contains vitamins and lysine, whereas the tablets only include cyproheptadine hydrochloride.

The supplement is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to safety and effectiveness concerns, and it’s illegal to sell it in the United States and many other countries.

Now, does apetamin apetamin negatively affect the female menstrual period and fertility?

The answer is no. Nimedhealth.com.ng has looked at the possible side effects of apetamin even from authority health sites. None has attributed menstrual problems and fertility problems to apetamin.

In summary, apetamin does not cause irregular menstrual cycle, cessation of menstruation, and infertility (inability to conceive). You are however advised to apetamin syrup or tablet with moderation.

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This post was last modified on December 27, 2020 5:44 pm

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