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Oct 24, 2008
zack'smom
Zack born 09/28/07 @ 31 weeks. Dx silent reflux @ 6 mo. Now not so silent. Switched to Elecare @ 9 mo. On Prevacid 15mg 1x daily. Looking to stop the puke and gain some lbs.
Puke stopped about 24 months and he's learning to eat...very slowly.
Still on prevacid and periactin.
Reglan help/ advice
Zack is vomiting profusely..and it's gotten bad enough that the doc prescribed Reglan...Any advice...our dosage is 1.5ml 3x's per day. Side effects? Did it help your LO? Thanks! We are also doing an upper Gi in 2 weeks.
Oct 24, 2008
jessicalynn
mom to 4 kids with probable
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Dealing with Fundo, J tube feedings,Severe Dysmotility,Aspiration,Asthma,
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Connective Tissue Disorder,
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Visceral Hyperalgesia, and more
Many meds

There can be many side effects, even neurological effects so be wary. It did not help Brent,he was on it a long time, but it does help my daughter Lauren.

rowsiness, headache, and tiredness may occur. Less common side effects include problems sleeping, dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, and diarrhea. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, depression, thoughts of suicide, hallucinations, anxiety, agitation), decreased sexual ability, feelings of restlessness/agitation/jitteriness, mask-like facial expression, shuffling walk, drooling, uncontrolled shaking of the hands, twitching in the face, muscle spasms, weakness, trouble swallowing, uncontrollable movements of the mouth/face/hands, unusual nipple discharge, enlarged/tender breasts, unusual fluid retention (swelling), changes in menstruation in women, vision changes, slow or fast irregular heartbeat, fainting, increase in urination, inability to hold urine (incontinence). Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: signs of serious infection (e.g., high fever, persistent sore throat, severe chills), signs of liver problems (e.g., persistent nausea/vomiting, severe tiredness, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, severe stomach/abdominal pain). This drug may infrequently cause a serious (sometimes fatal) nervous system problem (neuroleptic malignant syndrome). Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following rare but very serious side effects: fever, rigid muscles, increased sweating, fast heartbeat, mental/mood changes, change in the amount of urine. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. These reactions are more common if you have asthma. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Oct 24, 2008
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Meggy had insomnia, constant irritability, and developed swelling in the lymph nodes on the back of her head that has yet to resolve while on Reglan.

While ours is not a success story, I am sure u will find many people who had better experiences.

Oct 24, 2008
stickybean
personally... I do not like reglan. It made Joslyn a horrific mess. She would cry all day long! That was only with half a dose. Some kids it works well with no side effects.... but not so with us! Good luck!
Oct 24, 2008
susiegal
Mom to Charlie - cleft palate and reflux. Meds - zantac, prevacid, mylanta and reglan.
Reglan has been very helpful for us. Charlie is on .75ml/3x a day (he weighs about 16 lbs.) It has definitely helped control the amount he brings up when he does spit up. It is much less now and he really turned a corner after we started it and started gaining more weight. I was nervous when the doctor prescribed it but thought it would not hurt to try and if the side effects were bad enough we could stop. Fortunately, it has not been a problem. Susie
Oct 24, 2008
elysabethsmom
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
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Elyse was on it long-term...every month the GI would up it until he couldn't up it anymore. He finally decided that since it was not helping her, we would d/c it. She also tried erythomycin. niether one helped her, but others have had GREAT results (I think Jedd and Quinn). We did not think there were any side effects for her, but when we weaned her off of it (it is a med that you need to back off slowly according to her GI) we realized immediately that it had been affecting her sleep bigtime, and she was less fussy all around. If your doc recommended it though you might want to give it a try...it could work wonders!
Oct 24, 2008
molson1525
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
Reglan was a lifesaver for us and we used it for almost a year. My son wasn't much of a vomiter so I don't know how much it will help with that but he had severe apnea and aspiration and it helped a lot with that. Reglan not only works by helping to empty the stomach faster but it helps by strengthening the LES (the muscle that closes off the stomach from the esphoagus) so it can really help. My son never slept much while on Reglan like a 4 hour stretch at night was a miracle but he has severe reflux and other issues so I am not sure if it was the meds or not. We eventually stopped using it because of some neurological side effects. The good thing about most of the Reglan side effects are that they are temporary in that once you remove the drug the side effects disappear. A good GI will monitor Reglan usage closely. We saw ours once a month while on it.
Oct 24, 2008
popz4120
Bryson (3/06), former Neocate, Nexium, and Reglan baby. Diagnosed with peanut allergy and asthma. Weaned from meds in Spring 0f 08. Brother, Parker (6/04), was also on Prevacid and Pregestimil (formula) as an infant.
I guess we were lucky. It did help us! Our son was on it for 7 months or so with Nexium. For about the first week he was very restless in his sleep but that went away. There were a few times that we tried to wean him and every time that we went back on the drug we had to deal with the sleep issues for a few days. Effects everyone different.
Oct 24, 2008
nicholasmom
Renee, mother to Nicholas, born 4/18/08 with silent reflux, moderate laryngomalacia, Sandifer's Syndrome& suspected MSPI. On Neocate, Simply Thick and Prevacid. Also mother to Nathan, born 12/06/06, who had mild reflux the first few months.
We tried it. I was leary and didn't try for a couple weeks after we picked up the prescription. It was prescribed by the GI and at our appointment with our pulmonologist he recommended trying half the dosage if we were leary of side effects. So, we did just that. Glad we did. After four doses, we stopped. Nicholas screemed constantly and just wouldn't let us put him down. He also had a rash across his face. It does seem to help some, but I think trying the lower dose to start is a good idea if side effects worry you. Let us know how it goes.
Oct 25, 2008
slimfast13
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
I was uneasy about starting Reglan at first, it helped for a few days with the vomit, but then my dd turned into a she-devil on the stuff (Doc pulled her when I called about her eyes getting stuck upward and not blinking, and after 1 day off, she was back to her usual self, though that wasn't pleasant either.)
Check with your
doctor first!