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Dr. Y. Vasavada
Dr. Y. Vasavada, Pediatrician
Category: Paediatrics
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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I really need some advice. I have an 8 hour flight with my

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Hi I really need some advice. I have an 8 hour flight with my very hyperactive 16 month old this weekend and I am completely anxious about it. She generally has temper tantums when I try to get her to sit still. Is there anything safe that I can use in order to either calm her to sit still or encourage sleep?
I feel awful for asking this question but I don't know what else to do. Thank you
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 11 months ago.

Hi, thanks, ***** ***** your query, will be replying in few seconds please. Dr. Yogindra

Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 11 months ago.

Hi, You need to get a prescription for drug like chloral hydrate or similar for inducing sleep. Velium also can be given. Please first give small dose at home before few days and see the safety. Alternately, melatonin is useful and may be OTC in many places.

Good luck.