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Jul 27, 2009
shan
Periactin
Hi everyone

I have asked this question once before, but just wondering if there's anyone out there who has used/is using Periactin?

My 21 month old son with GERD has been on it for 8 months. It has been fantastic, he's put on a huge amount of weight and is much easier to feed. We tried taking him off it a month ago as he was doing so well and the vomitting and refusing to feed returned, so he's back on it and on a higher dose (3mg per day).

Can he keep taking it indefinately? He has NO interest in food at all when he's not on it - is this because of the GERD?? When will he grow out of his reflux.... he has no other health problems and is almost 2 - is this something he will have forever?

I would appreciate any comments! THANKS!

Jul 27, 2009
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.
we tried it, but it did nothing for us...I was SOOO sad. I'm glad it's workign for you. It's an antihitamine wiht hunger inducing side effects...I can't imagine it would be harmful long term...there are plenty of kids who are on antihitamines ALL the time for allergies...ask your Ped/ GI, but I dont think it's a bad one...the worst of it is that they build up a tolerance and usually you have to take time off the drug...one month on, one week off...that kind of thing...sounds like it's great for you!
Check with your
doctor first!