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Appetite stimulants are medications designed to increase the desire for food and promote hunger. They may work through various mechanisms, such as enhancing the production of certain neurotransmitters associated with appetite.


-Appetite loss due to medical conditions (e.g., cancer, HIV/AIDS) -Anorexia nervosa -Malnutrition -Chronic illnesses causing weight loss


Dosage may vary based on the specific medication prescribed. It is crucial to follow the healthcare provider's instructions and the drug's labeling.


-Hypersensitivity or allergy to the medication -Uncontrolled hypertension -Severe cardiovascular diseases

Special Precautions

-Pregnancy and breastfeeding considerations -Monitoring for potential psychiatric side effects -Use with caution in individuals with a history of substance abuse

Side Effects

Common side effects may include: -Increased heart rate -Nervousness -Insomnia -Gastrointestinal disturbances (nausea, diarrhea)

Drug Interactions

Potential interactions with medications affecting the central nervous system, cardiovascular drugs, and other appetite-related medications. Consultation with a healthcare professional is essential.

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