The weigght gain effect of Periactin in Anorexic patients
The objective of this study was to evaluate the weight gain effect of Periactin tablets in anorexic patients. Periactin doses of 2 mg, 4 mg and 8 mg were found to be statistically significantly better than placebo in regard to weight gain. Periactin 4-mg and 8-mg dosage groups showed a statistically significantly higher incidence of total side-effects and drowsiness than placebo, Periactin 2 mg and 4 mg (2 mg in morning, 2 mg in evening). A dosage of 2 mg b.d. was found to be adequate to ensure substantial weight increase while side-effects were virtually absent.
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