Orexigenic and anabolic agents

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Given the complexity and variety of factors that influence the desire for food in humans, doctors often use such questionnaires as the Mini Nutritional Assessment or the Nutrition Screening Index before prescribing any appetite-enhancing drug. Many patients can be successfully treated by changes in the type or dosage of medications they are taking for other conditions, or by therapy directed at an underlying mood disorder or gastrointestinal disease. Others can be helped by changes in their living situations that allow them to share mealtimes with others or by assistance in preparing foods that they particularly enjoy. The American Academy of Home Care Physicians (AAHCP) noted in a report published in May 2004 that the use of orexigenic drugs in the elderly is "controversial and not generally FDA -approved."

Orexigenic and anabolic agents

orexigenic and anabolic agents


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