For those whose preemies take Periactin as an appetite stimulant, can you tell me what your experience is? How often do you give it? What times of the day? Do you notice increase in appetite, tiredness, hyperactivity?
My son started taking it about 3 weeks ago. We are only giving one dose, before lunch. Since starting it, he has slept well for naps (about 3hrs). But if we give him a dose in the evening, he is restless all night long and wakes up hungry in the middle of the night. Our instructions were to start w/ one dose and then give 2x/day. I can tell he does have more of an appetite on it. This past weekend we decided not to give it 2 days (I've heard they can build up tolerance and many people give it during the week and not on wkends). However, he didn't nap at all those 2 days (lays in his crib awake, kicking, and babbling for a couple of hrs).