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#1 Mel1609

Posted 29 November 2009 - 06:56 PM

We're off O/S in 3 weeks, and I'm taking Phenergan with us on the plane, just as a backup if it's needed. I've never used it before as DD is usually a great sleeper.

But both the GP and pharmicist told me to test it first, as it can make them hyper, rather than sleepy. So I wondered, has this actually happened to anyone ? How common is it ?

Thanks.

#2 sandoz

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:00 PM

It hyped up my little one, she was 17 months I think.  Silly XH let his mother give it to her because she wouldn't sleep at her house! She was pretty hyped up for a few hours.

#3 ~Mousse~

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:02 PM

I know that my Mother laughs hysterically when someone says to use phenergan to sedate a kid - it hyped my sister and I up incredibly.

Funnily enough it doesn't do that to my kids though...

#4 bridgeta

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:05 PM

I know my little sister reacts that way.

Mum thought she'd give it to her to keep her calm on a plane trip when she was a baby, it backfired!

#5 6'n'out

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:06 PM

Am I the only one against drugging kids when there is nothing wrong with them?

#6 Orangedrops

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:08 PM

5kidsunder7 - no you aren't, I find it really disturbing.

#7 Mel1609

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:11 PM

So predictable, I knew I would get the judgement comments.

Best to keep it to yourselves really. I didn't ask WDYT.

#8 Indi

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:11 PM

I'm allergic to it.  Can't remember what reaction I had as it was discovered when I was about 3 and I'm in my 40s now.  Not a common thing to be allergic to but you would hate that to be the case to you child and you discover it on a plane.

#9 lisian

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:13 PM

I have had soo many people tell me to use it cause DD is such a bad sleeper. But no way never tried it. A plane trip may be a different thing though.

#10 meemee75

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:17 PM

Phenergan can have quite a sedative affect on some adult people. It's recommended you don't drive or use machinery

Children are even MORE sensitive to medications.

I have also heard giving a child phenergan is a SIDS risk but haven't seen any actual documentation.
Still....not a risk i'd be willing to take and my DD was an abysmal sleeper until 12 months.

But it's up to you OP!

ETA - sorry OP just noticed how old you child was "06 _ no SIDS risk but i still wouldn't use it.

Edited by meemee75, 29 November 2009 - 07:19 PM.


#11 CCLady

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:18 PM

Opposite reaction here - we use it for car sickness with the older one. Middle child started getting car sick also... anyhoo, hyped her up and she was even hallucinating at one stage!

I dont think you'll need it anyway, if there are two of you to care for her on a long haul flight then you can take it in shifts original.gif .






#12 whydoibother

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:20 PM

yep DS had to have it for allergies and he was bouncing off the walls

#13 groovyjellybean

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:26 PM

You won't know until you try it yourself on your DD as every child is different, but from my previous reading and research into this topic it is not that uncommon to have the hyper reaction to it.... Definitely try it before you go... you want to know how your DD reacts to it... and I'd advise trying it not just once, but a couple of times.

I had to use Phenergan when my DD had an allergic reaction to strawberries with a very itchy rash so she couldn't sleep ... first night she slept brilliantly... second night, she slept terribly... and on subsequent nights (we used it for a week) she also slept terribly...

#14 *LucyE*

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:30 PM

Yes - DD had an allergic reaction to a bee sting and we were advised to give her some Phenergan.  We thought we'd be in for an easy nights sleep   wink.gif  but nope, we were up nearly all night with her.

QUOTE
Am I the only one against drugging kids when there is nothing wrong with them?

I'm with you on that too.  I've had Phenergan as an adult and it knocked me around for days.  Not something that I would easily give my children without a medical reason.  We've done the international flight with young children thing too.  My thoughts are that you don't want to have a negative reaction (of any sorts) while mid-air and without access to appropriate medical assistance.

#15 6'n'out

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:35 PM

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I knew I would get the judgement comments


I'm sorry, but I find it absolutely appalling that parents think its fine to drug their children.  You are kidding yourself.  All drugs have an adverse effect on the liver.  Sure, often there is a good medical reason to take the drug, which out weighs any possible side effects.  Wanting to knock the kid out isn't one of them.

I would also offer judgemental comments if you smoked around your kids or drink alchol while pregnant.  Sorry if this offends you   :rolls:

#16 Still-here!

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:37 PM

Hi OP

I've just traveled to Europe and back with 2 kids - all I had with me in my handluggage was panadol for kids and Brauer Calm. The first just in case of a fever or something and the second in case they went wild, which didn't happen.

I would never use Phenergan on a healthy child, just because it is quite a serious drug IMO. Funnily enough, on the first flight (to KL) I was seated next to an OB and she told me that many of her colleagues (incl paeditricians) use the drug frequently when traveling with kids and think nothing of it.
It astounds me! But, each to their own.

#17 WhiteHeart

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:43 PM

I have not given it to my DD and don't intend to since i don't really like to use drugs when not needed and she is asthmatic.

But you did not ask WDYT as you said but please google Respitory depression.

Phenergan can cause young children to stop breathing, i know it mostly occurs in under 2, but children with any kind of respitory ailment (ie.asthma etc) are at risk at an older age too.

#18 Miss Cinders

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:43 PM

QUOTE (Mel1609 @ 29/11/2009, 06:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We're off O/S in 3 weeks, and I'm taking Phenergan with us on the plane, just as a backup if it's needed. I've never used it before as DD is usually a great sleeper.

But both the GP and pharmicist told me to test it first, as it can make them hyper, rather than sleepy. So I wondered, has this actually happened to anyone ? How common is it ?

Thanks.


YES my oldest DS can't take it. He has a terrible reaction to it.
When he was smaller, we used it for his grass allergy... it had a hypo effect & he got very distraught.
When he was approx 11yo the nurse gave him some when he had chickenpox, he had chills, shaking & was incoherent. Very scary.

I agree to give it a 'test run' if you are more than likely going to need it for travel sickness.
[I was going to say to talk to your GP, but you have already... I should read OPs properly sometimes!]

I've used it as an adult when I ran out of Claratyne, and I have to say it was something I won't ever touch again. It knocked me for six and did nothing for my allergies. It was honestly scary.

#19 enzanite

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:47 PM

My oldest would be sedated with it - I had only used it a couple of times due to an allergic reaction to something (was years ago)

My youngest was no different on it... she goes and goes and goes and goes and you get the picture!  I used it with her when dr had no more solutions to the lack of sleep (at 3yrs old) and she was on max dose with no sedative relief in sight...

Never needed it for middle one so not sure which way he goes on it original.gif



#20 ebt+1

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:47 PM

we have travelled to canada and europe with my DS. we did not use medication on either trip. we just made sure that we had an activity for each hour on the plane, I had packed the small snack snap lock bags with different activities, like a matchbox car in one, then a piece of paper and a row of stickers, some snap cards and colouring. The activities on the plane are great too. We also had chupa chups for take off and landing for his ears.

I know how phenergan made me feel once as an adult, so wouldn't risk on my DS. Try it on yourself first and see how it makes you feel.


#21 jusstyce

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:47 PM

When I had chicken pox when i was 18 I was given phernergen by my brother [who gave me the chicken pox]. He took them when he had the chicken pox and they knocked him out.
I took the phenergen and I couldn't sleep, it kept me awake and was horrible.

I can take sudafed [which can keep you awake] but I can take it and sleep really well.

So yes, everybody can react differently to it

#22 ~♥~Mia~♥~

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:56 PM

One of my children goes hyper with it. I would definitely test it before going on the plane. A hyperactive kid on a plane, you would be sooooooo popular - Not!

#23 PrincessPinkenIt

Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:56 PM

We have used it on DD for an alergic reaction (we gave her half the dose recommended) and she went hyper for hours...
I wouldn't use it for sedation though



#24 raisins

Posted 29 November 2009 - 08:03 PM

I think you should just teach the kid to smoke weed. Then all you have to do is make sure you take some extra snacks on board for the munchies. Once that's over, she'll just fall asleep.

Too easy.

#25 6'n'out

Posted 29 November 2009 - 08:10 PM

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I think you should just teach the kid to smoke weed. Then all you have to do is make sure you take some extra snacks on board for the munchies. Once that's over, she'll just fall asleep


Or maybe just get her really drunk so she can just pass out?   Hmmmm, then you'd have the nasty hang-over to worry about.






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