Means to increase appetite in children

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Last reviewed: 11.04.2020

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A lot of factors affect the child's good appetite. Therefore, as soon as you notice that your baby started to eat badly, you should immediately seek help from a professional pediatrician. He will help to find out the cause, and also will advise the most suitable means for increasing the appetite, which will be safe for the health of the child.

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Indications of the means to increase appetite in children

There are many reasons for the lack of a normal appetite in children:

  1. Teething teeth, a cold or an allergic reaction - as a rule, all the ailments lead to loss of appetite, and not only in young children.
  2. Gingivitis, stomatitis, pain in the teeth or wounds on the gums - food increases discomfort, so the kid often refuses it.
  3. Colitis, dysbiosis, gastritis.
  4. Glistovye invasions (ascaridosis, teniosis, teniarinhoz).
  5. Overwork, fatigue, insomnia.
  6. Nervous overexcitation and stress.
  7. Wrong order of the day.

Various agents for increasing appetite are recommended for taking under the above factors.

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Release form

There are so many different means that can be used to increase the child's appetite. Some of them are natural and used for preparing various broths and tinctures. Here you can make such popular preparations based on natural ingredients:

  1. Rhizome of calamus.
  2. Medicinal herbs of a thousand.
  3. The root of a dandelion.
  4. Grass bitter wormwood.
  5. Bitters.
  6. Collection "Appetizing."
  7. A sheet of water shamrock.
  8. Cinchona ferrovin wine with the addition of iron.
  9. Periectin.
  10. Elixir of Pernexin.
  11. Primobolan depot.

Of course, they must be used very carefully.

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Aira rootstocks

A popular phyto-medicine that helps not only to stimulate digestion, but also to significantly reduce the amount of gases that form in the intestine.

In the medicine there is an active component of the rhizome extract from the marsh plant ayr, which is sold in a crushed form. The mechanism of action of this drug is to irritate the taste receptors that are in the mouth, in particular on its mucous membrane, and to stimulate the secretion of gastric juice. This allows you to improve your appetite. Also differs anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and diuretic properties.

The product is manufactured in the form of sachets containing a crushed plant. For treatment, two sachets are used, which are poured into 100 ml of boiled hot water. Steam the product for about twenty minutes in an enameled container with the lid closed. Drink 1/4 cup three to four times in 24 hours. It is consumed before meals. Treatment lasts about three weeks.

Patients with intolerance to drug components are prohibited from taking this medication. It is not recommended to use phytopreparations for the treatment of pregnant women, women who breastfeed, or small children (up to twelve years of age). May cause an allergy.

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A thousand acres of grass

A popular herbal remedy based on the dried grass of a thousand-acres ordinary, which increases appetite and stimulates the secretion of gastric juice, improves the secretion of bile, relieves pain, displays a helminthic and laxative effect.

In an enameled cup, pour out two tablespoons of the drug and add two glasses of water (hot and boiled) to allow the remedy to infuse. Close the bowl tightly, using a water bath, heat fifteen minutes. Before use you need to cool. The resulting infusion again pour 200 ml of water and boil. Drink half an hour before meals on one tablespoon three times in 24 hours.

Patients with intolerance to drug components, gastric ulcers, reflux esophagitis should not take the drug. Children under eighteen years of age can not be used for treatment. May cause diarrhea and allergic reactions.

Dandelion root

A popular phyto-drug based on the extract of the roots of a medicinal dandelion (crushed vegetable matter), which stimulates motor and secretory functions in the intestines, improves appetite, has a choleretic effect

To prepare a medicinal broth, take 10 g (about two tablespoons) of the drug and place it in an enameled bowl. Pour one glass (about 200 ml) of water, close the top with a lid, put in a boiling water bath and warm for about half an hour. Cool and drain, add another glass of boiled hot water. Eat half an hour before meals by 1/4 or 1/3 cup three to four times in 24 hours.

Patients with intolerance of the drug components, gastric ulcer, acute pancreatitis, gastritis, hypersecretion of bile, cholelithiasis should not be taken. It is not recommended to use for the treatment of women who are breastfeeding, pregnant women and children under the age of twelve. May cause an allergy.

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Wormwood bitter grass

A herbal remedy in which such active ingredients are found: phellandrene, thujol, thujone, absintine (bitterness), tannin. It is distinguished by choleretic action and helps to improve appetite.

Take recommended three times in 24 hours. It is advisable to drink the drug twenty minutes before eating. The therapy is long and lasts about a month. Also can be used in the form of tincture. In this case, fifteen drops are taken.

Patients with reflux esophagitis, intolerance to drug components, hyperacid gastritis, acute cholecystitis, gastric ulcer, increased secretion of the stomach to take the drug is prohibited. Do not use when lactating. May cause allergy, nausea, diarrhea, gastralgia and heartburn.

Bitter tincture

This tincture is made from several ingredients: a herb of gold-thousandths, leaves of shamrock, rhizomes of ara, grass of wormwood, mandarin peel, 40% of alcohol. The liquid turns slightly brownish in color, has a fragrant smell and a spicy bitter taste.

To improve the appetite, it is recommended to drink ten to twenty drops of the obtained tincture two or three times a day. It is best to eat before eating. Tincture helps to improve the secretion of bile juice, when its active ingredients irritate the mucous membrane of the mouth.

Patients with increased secretion and intolerance to the components of the drug to drink tincture is prohibited. Do not take pregnant women and children until the age of eighteen. May cause an allergy.

Collect appetizing

A popular phyto-medicine, in which there are such active components: two parts of the yarrow herb and eight parts of the herb bitter wormwood. It is taken to increase appetite.

Used in the form of tincture, which is prepared as follows. It is necessary to take one tablespoon of the collection and pour one glass of boiled hot water. Infuse about half an hour. Take before meals one tablespoon three to four times a day. 

Patients with a hyperacid gastritis, gastric ulcer, intolerance to the components of the drug to drink the drug is prohibited. May cause an allergy.

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Shamrock water leaf

This remedy is used on the basis of an extract and a sheet of water shamrock, which helps to increase appetite and improve the secretion of bile. It is used in the form of tincture, which is prepared as follows: take two teaspoons of the product and pour in a glass of enameled glass of boiled hot water. After the medicine is fed, drink ¼ cup three to four times in 24 hours. Drink strictly before meals.

Patients with a hyperacid gastritis, a gastric ulcer and intolerance to the components of the drug use it to improve appetite is not recommended. May cause allergy and diarrhea.

Ferrovin cinchona wine with iron

A popular remedy for increasing appetite and stimulating hemopoiesis (hematopoiesis). The drug contains such active components: nitrogen-containing iron citrate, magnesium hypophosphate, hinna extract, tincture of orange peel.

Ferrovin cognate wine with iron must be drunk one hour before a meal. Recommended to use one tablespoon two to three times in 24 hours. If treatment is to improve appetite in adolescents, it should be taken only once every 24 hours.

Patients with diabetes mellitus, intolerance to the components of the drug to drink it is prohibited. It is not used for alcoholism, during pregnancy and for the treatment of women who are breastfeeding.

Can cause discomfort in the abdomen, constipation, sensation that the stomach is full, diarrhea, discoloration of the stool.


A popular drug with antihistaminic activity. The drug contains the active ingredient methylpiperidine hydrochloride. Helps reduce spasms that were caused by serotonin. It has an anticholinergic effect. It also has an antiallergic effect.

The standard dosage for treating children depends on the age and body weight of the patient. That's why before using the drug, you need to consult a specialist. Do not exceed the maximum allowable daily dose - 8-12 mg (for children of different ages).

Patients with glaucoma, gastric ulcer, urinary retention, predisposition to puffiness, bronchial asthma, intolerance to the components of the drug to drink it is prohibited. Do not use for treatment in old age, children under two years of age, pregnant women. May cause dry mouth, drowsiness, ataxia, restlessness, headaches, dizziness, allergies, nausea.

Pernexin Elixir

A popular remedy with hepatoprotective properties. The drug contains such active components: liver extract, cyanocobalamin, thiamine hydrochloride, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, nicotinamide, calcium pantothenate, sodium glycerophosphate, iron gluconate. Thanks to this composition, the drug helps to stimulate blood formation, improve overall tone, and improve appetite.

The remedy can be taken from the first year of life. For the treatment of children, it is recommended to take one private spoon of elixir three times in 24 hours. Drinking is in the process of eating. Can take a long time.

Patients with increased iron content in the body, impaired digestion of iron, cardiac decompensation, myocardial infarction, intolerance to the components of the drug to drink it is prohibited. May cause an allergy.

Primobolan depot

The drug, thanks to which you can increase your appetite and physical activity. The active ingredient methenolone entant is found in the medicine. Thanks to this tool increases body weight, stimulates protein synthesis.

It is recommended to use one ampoule of the drug every two weeks (enter intramuscularly), then increase the dose to one ampoule once in one week. For the treatment of children, the dosage is calculated in accordance with the body weight (1 mg of the drug per 1 kg of body weight). Introduce children once every two weeks.

Patients with prostate cancer and intolerance to drug components are prohibited from using it. It is not recommended for pregnant women. May cause an allergy.


Consider the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of agents for increasing appetite in children using the example of the popular drug "Aira root".

Irritating taste buds that are located on the oral mucosa and in the tongue, this drug helps reflexively increase the secretion of gastric juice, improve digestion and increase appetite. It also differs in anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, diuretic and choleretic effect.

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Pharmacokinetic properties of the drug have not been studied.

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  1. Intolerance of the components of the drug.
  2. Diabetes.
  3. Pregnancy and lactation.
  4. Children's age (for some funds).
  5. Stomach ulcer.
  6. Heart decompensation.
  7. Hyperacid gastritis.
  8. Reflux esophagitis.

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Side effects of the means to increase appetite in children

  1. Allergy.
  2. Diarrhea.
  3. Constipation.
  4. Drowsiness.
  5. Ataxia.
  6. Headache.
  7. Dizziness.
  8. Nausea.

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Storage conditions

Means to increase appetite in children should be stored in a place that is not available for babies. It must be protected from direct sunlight and sufficiently dry. If the preparation was prepared from the preparation, then it should be left in the refrigerator.

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Shelf life

As a rule, the shelf life of the funds is one to two years. Ready tinctures can be stored for no more than two days.

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Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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