|I know alot of kiddos who use it for years even. It's pretty safe. the only concern with long term use would be that prolonged use of an ABX can and will kill off ALL the good and bad bacteria in the GI tract. You can balance that out with a good probiotic.|
I wouldn't worry about adding in a probiotic yet though. Jedd never took one while he was on EES (e-mycin) and had no issues.
I would say just a couple of days to up to a week to see lessening of GI issues with the EES on a lower dose. Some meds stay in longer. We did Reglan for 16weeks with Jedd and it took a while for us to see him get back to himself. About 2 months or so. He was on a really high dose though and Reglan is a whole different ball game than EES is.
Jedd didn't get hyper on it BUT he was on the OLD formula of EES. The makers/manufacturers of EES are producing it differently now then when he was taking it.
They used to make it in a liquid form. Now that is discontinued and it only comes in pill form.
Yes, your bottle is probably liquid but that's because the pharmacies are crushing and suspending the pills for use for children. As far as I've heard, it's still as effective.
Not sure why the co. decided to stop making the liquid form, but they did. It's a very OLD medicine. Been used for a long long time. At least kids can still get it because motility meds are few and far between here in the states.
So, the hyperness could be due to the new way it has to be suspended or the coloring/flavoring it in. KWIM?
For us personally, I really wish we had been able to stay on Reglan. It was WAY more effective at moving Jedd's food along through his system. Since he has the G tube I can measure his belly contents and he did soooo much better on Reglan.
Yes, it's a scary drug but we used it with success. Everyone has to make their own decision on what motility med to use.
Let me know if you have any other questions. :-)