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What is the cause of an excessive sleep?

my baby is 30 days old. as per the doctor's prescription i have given him 1 tablet of lanzol 15 as he was vomiting after every feed. After taking the medicine he is sleeping continuously, but took his feed in his sleep afer 3 hrs and agin sleeping after that...is it ok or any abnormality?
Fri, 10 Apr 2015
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Diabetologist 's  Response
hi

Your doctor has prescribed lanzol ie lansoprazole to treat his reflux vomiting. There is no evidence of known side effect of excessive sleep in infants after lanzol.

If your baby is sleeping for more time but taking feeds well ie suckling your breasts well then it is unlikely that your baby is drowsy or sleepy. Quiet and peaceful sleep post feeds is normal.

There might be another reasons for excessive sleep.
Is your baby taking any other medicines? or you are on any medicines? Are there any other symptoms other than sleepiness like fever, vomiting, shrill cry, bulging anterior fonatannel ie soft spot over scalp is swollen.

Wait for one day if it still continues then please consult a pediatrician.
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