Pharmacology: Cyproheptadine is a serotonin and histamine antagonist with anticholinergic and sedative property. It finds clinical application in stimulating the appetite and growth. The appetite-stimulating effect of cyproheptadine is probably a consequence of serotonin antagonism. It antagonizes the satiety stimulating effects of serotonin on the satiety center. Weight gain and increased growth in children that have been observed with cyproheptadine can be attributed to an interference with regulation of the secretion of growth hormone.
Dried yeast provides the necessary vitamins and also helps maintain a healthy flora in the intestine.