medication question - emergency PRN's.

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Shari, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    I know some of you with difficult child's with extreme anxiety and a tendency to get physical have emergency prn's.

    We normally use the clonodine or tenex that *usually* knocks our difficult child out, but it doesn't always work.

    I am looking at taking difficult child on a trip with me (to see the baby). He is doing really well right now, but I need an ace in the hole for the plane trip, etc.

    What do you use for emergency prn's when you absolutely have to?
  2. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Seroquel, klonopin. they have a klonopin wafer out that melts in your mouth. They also have a zyprexa melt tab.
  3. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I'm interested here too... In our case seroquel only works on me! But I do know that benadryl knocks out difficult child 2. He's almost 100 lbs so...?
  4. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Will psychiatrist rx one of these for you as an emergency prn?
  5. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    Both Zyprexa and Risperdal have an oral-disintegrating tablet that takes effect quickly. Klonopin did nothing for either my son or younger daughter. But every kid is different.
  6. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Step, easy child 1 is allergic to benadryl. It has no effect on me or wee difficult child. We tried that one. LOL

    Janet, I am hoping she will. The clonodine and tenex knock him out if he's not manic. If he's manic, they don't even slow him down, even at 8 times the dose that usually knocks him out, so I just need an ace in the hole in the unlikely event hysteria happens in the airport or air.

    And we won't make a decision on him going until the absolute last minute. (he doesn't know yet that its a possibility) But we are working that direction. And I will be traveling alone with him.

    We have the Risperdal melting tabs, we are allowed one of those per day PRN, which will calm aggression, but they don't help a manic episode and certainly don't knock him out.
  7. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    We used atarax and/or xanax when jessie had panic attacks. The atarax is an antihistamine so be sure you are not using another allergy medication with it unless the doctor ok's it.

    Xanax worked best. Fast onset, wore off a bit after the panic attack left, and was easy to get her to take.

    We were never blessed enough to get a prn medication for Wiz.