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Aug 17, 2009
mommato3
Periactin
Ok, I know there have been some posts on here about it and z's mom I know you tried it and had increased secretions which our dr told us could be a side effect. Holden was put on a trial of it today. we (feeding therapist and me) are going to try to get him more on a straw cup b/c a lot of his choking is b/c of uncoordination of suck swallow during these dream feeds on bottle and reflux coming up. He has never even as an infant cried hungry. So my question is what were your on and off cycles of this med. The pedi says one month on and one month off and the therapist said most of her patients do 5 days on two days (eekends) off.
Aug 18, 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 were told three weeks on, one week off. I think most moms find the effect wearing off and cycle off it for a few days. five days on two days off seems to fast for me...that barely gives it time to work at all. I would try to stay on it for at elast a couple weeks at a time. Our GI said we would see a difference in appetite within two weeks...too bad we didn't! GOOD LUCK!
Check with your
doctor first!