Sedating children on long haul flights

Also you MUST test it before you go - as previous posters have mentioned, on some children it has the opposite effect.I was told by a midwife that Phenergan on flights made her children wake up in a foul mood with a headache, so I've never used that.POSTMARKETING CASES OF RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION, INCLUDING FATALITIES, HAVE BEEN REPORTED WITH USE OF PHENERGAN IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS LESS THAN 2 YEARS OF AGE.

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There have now been enough reports of side effects and deaths in children due to phenergan that the FDA is requiring the new warnings and dosing instructions.

According to the new warnings: Phenergan should NOT be used in children less than 2 years of age.

What I really want to know is what sedatives or medication have you taken along on flights to help your kids when necessary?

I have nightmares of him screaming nonstop the whole flight, and being so exhausted and stressed, I really want to do all I can to prevent this, so please any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I know some people use phenergan as a sedative but it really isn't recommended to sedate a toddler for any reason not medically necessary.

A girlfriend of mine also used Polaramine (purchased in Australia) for her 18 month old.

I am not one to give my children medicine unnecessarily.

My dad was given sedatives for me and my brother after my mum died to use as a last resort.

My brother was 7 days old and I was one (obviously more for me than my brother im assuming) He was given phenergan by our family GP.

She was old enough to understand that you needed to sit in your seatbelt on t/off and landing, when you needed to go to sleep etc. However, anti histamines are used frequently for a number of purposes including allergies and long haul flights without the need for monitoring.

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