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Sep 16, 2005
terri
Terri
Questions for Prevacid users
We're thinking of trying our 6 week old on Prevacid after no luck with Zantac. For those with infants on Prevacid, which symptoms improved on Prevacid? Which symptoms did not? Also, did your doc insist on an upper gi/endoscopy before going to this step? Thanks, Terri
Sep 16, 2005
blondy2061h
~Megan~
Prevacid
Sep 16, 2005
blondy2061h
~Megan~
Prevacid
Hi Terri! I have been on 60 mg of Prevacid for the greater part of the last three years now. It's my wonder drug. All of my symptoms improved on it, with no real noticeable side effects. I had the upper GI series before going on it, and the endoscopy after going on it, but only a few weeks after going on it. The only down side for me is after awhile I get tolerant to it and it stops working so I need to do Nexium for a few months, which doesn't work nearly as well. I have also taken my Prevacid dose more than once by accident too, with no ill effects.
Sep 16, 2005
jkhallow
Karen K Hallowell
Prevacid Experience
I have had two little ones on Prevacid. My son started at 6 months... my daughter at I believe 5 weeks. My son is 2.5 and is still on prevacid 30mg/day. My daughter outgrew it... who knew kids really do that?? at about 9mo.. Now our experience... both of my kids were dramatically better on prevacid. My son vomited upwards of 40x a day and even though they say it doesn't reduce vomit and I tell people that for him it reduced it...he has something going on with the muscles in the neck, throat and stomach area that he gets very weakened by a reflux episode and vomits more and his swallow gets real bad. For MY son it's all very related. For most it is not. He stopped screaming, he was suddenly happy, he ate more willingly but still not great b/c he was used to fighting feeds. It got better to feed him after a few months. I think for Joe things got better in about 1 week. For Lauren she took a bit...even though she was underwieght we had trouble getting enough for her. When we finally got the dose right she did great. We did see improvement in her almost immediately just not super until we got the dose right. She needed a higher dose than her brother who had worse reflux b/c her metabolism is soooo fast. After we got the right dose she was much happier... much much much less screaming, slept better stopped fighting feeds etc. She was a silent refluxer and rarely puked but the urp noise was almost contant before meds along with coughing and choking. We are so thrilled for her not to need meds now! I only wish my son didn't need it. Anyway...Until we got the dose right we supplemented with maalox for Lauren. Joe was good pretty quickly and still does well on it as long as his dose is correct. Good luck... prevacid has really improved our quality of life over here... hopefully it will for you too! Karen and the kiddos
Sep 17, 2005
carla
Mom of 3 year old Chelsea with severe GERD, 2 fundos and hernia repairs, chronic GI pain, laryngospasms, RAD, subglottic stenosis, chronic congestion, and food allergies AND 4 month old Gavin with GERD and MSPI
prevacid
We have a similar experience to Karen's....prevacid has been a GREAT med for my kids. My daughter is 3 and a half and still takes it-22.5 mg a day, she got abdominal pain when she tried the 30 mgs but the standard pediatrci dose of 15 mg wasn't enough, even with 3 mls of pepcid a day. 22.5 is great dose for her with the other meds. My son is 4 and a half months old and takes 15 mgs. He went on zantac at 10 days old and after a few weeks, his throat was red and irritated. So when he was maybe 5 weeks, he went on prevacid. It took a week to see a difference. We kept him on Zantac during that time and supplemented with Mylanta when needed while we waited for it to go into effect. By the 2nd week on prevacid he was great. He is a silent refluxer and used to choke a lot. He hasn't really had a problem with that though the last few weeks. I may dare to say that maybe he will outgrow it (I can't imagine what it would be like to have a child who outgrows reflux!)! No obvious side effects for either child. Hope you find it to be great for your little one too! Carla
Sep 17, 2005
jkhallow
Karen K Hallowell
Hehe Carla...
I'm so shocked that Lauren outgrew reflux... I thought the Dr's were full of hooey when they said kids did that! :) I don't think Joe will ever be without reflux but it's just a daily part of our lives and with meds we don't even have to watch what he eats b/c the prevacid works so well. We're just very used to it all...I hope your little one outgrows it like Lauren has.. it's HEAVEN! :) Karen
Sep 18, 2005
carla
Mom of 3 year old Chelsea with severe GERD, 2 fundos and hernia repairs, chronic GI pain, laryngospasms, RAD, subglottic stenosis, chronic congestion, and food allergies AND 4 month old Gavin with GERD and MSPI
to Karen
Chelsea's reflux is definitely a way of life for her too but the meds don't work so well on her. (Either does the fundos for that matter!) With all the meds she still can't have most foods. If she does she still gets really sick. I can't imagine Gavin outgrowing it, but I sure hope he does!!!!!
Sep 18, 2005
blondy2061h
~Megan~
Prevacid
For me it definately reduced vomitting, and my doctor said that it does that. Keep the confidence guys, I have heard of people outgrowing reflux. Since I'm 19 now, I suspect I'll be medicated for it for the rest of my life, but who knows?
Sep 20, 2005
marlysmom
Prevacid
My 6 week old daughter is taking prevacid solutab 15 mg after being diagnosed with reflux last week. She is also taking reglan. She has not had any vomitting until today since being on these meds. However, I have not found a good way to administer the prevacid. The directions say to put the pill in a medicine dropper or syringe with 4ml of water and then 2 more ml of water. This does NOT work for us. The pill never completely dissolves and there are small particles of the pill everywhere. I don't feel like she ever gets the full dose of the med. We have also tried putting it in a bottle w/ water and then w/ her formula, the pill gets stuck to the bottle this way. I have also tried dissolving it in hot water and letting it cool down and it still doesn't completely dissolve. I have spoken with several pharmacists and they have no new suggestions. One pharmacists told me that she had never heard of giving the solutab to a 6 week old. I have a call in to my doctor. Does anyone have any similar experiences and if so what did you do????
Sep 20, 2005
kristieintx
Mom to 1 boy with reflux
Preston 10/7/04
www.kittycoupon.com
Helped us
My son is nearly 12 months old and has been on prevacid since he was 3 months old. He takes 30mg a day and has been doing great on it. THis morning he threw up and it came out his nose and still had no crying and no pain associated. Its a miracle drug for us.
Jan 09, 2008
evansmomanddad
prevacid solutab for infant
I am wondering if anyone has found a good way to give an infant (3 weeks) the disolved solutab. We are having the same problem that Marlysmom had nearly 2 years ago, and we were just wondering if anyone had found a better way yet. thanks
Jan 09, 2008
jenrackley
PAGER Volunteer Services Coordinator
Nutritionist
Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
TWINS:
Ella 5/3/05 GERD, asthma, hypotonia, food intolerances, esophagitis, IBS //
Ava 5/3/05 asthma, food allergies
Pic: My girls! They are getting so big!
Evansmomanddad
Try posting this in a new subject in the General Beginner and Infants forum. I think I just got an e-mail from you (?). If that was you a volunteer should be contacting you shortly!
Jun 12, 2008
jpet926
infants on prevacid
My daughter is 5 weeks old and on 15 mg of prevacid a day and was doing great but 1week later is starting to scream again at feeding and arching back. Should I up her dose or wait another week. She is also allergic to dairy- cow protein and I have cut it out of my system and just started to nurse 2 days ago ..maybe this is the problem? Anyone have any experience with either of these topics?
Sep 29, 2011
christianac
Just started Prevacid
My son is 13 weeks old and we are weaning him off zantac and introducing 7.5mg Prevacid solutab. The acid reflux is causing irritation to the nasal and throat lining so the baby is having problems breathing when sleeping. He wakes up with trouble breathing and making a lot of noise. After some saline nasal spray and holding him upright and lots of crying, his breathing returns to normal and we can feed him. I'm hoping that since Prevacid is an acid blocker it will stop the excess acid from flowing upwards and irritating the lining. The problem with Prevacid is that it does not dissolve fully. From my pharmacological experience i believe that it is supposed to remain in suspension as it has prolonged action. It is given once a day so it should dissolve slowly over a period of 24 hours. I am using a 5ml syringe and dissolve the solutab in 2-3ml water. I administer it to the baby during his first morning feed. Some particle do get stuck in the syringe so i use another 2-3ml of water, shake vigorously and hold it vertically facing down. most particles do flow downwards (thank you gravity!) and this way the full dose is given! i can't wait till Prevacid kicks in, so hopefully my baby will breathe easier!
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