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Oct 05, 2006
its_the_mommy
medication went kaput???
My son is now 10 months and seems to be getting his symptoms back. We are currently taking Prevacid 15 mg. once in the morning. Is it possible that the meds become inneffective at some point? Has anyone switched to a new med and still had results? Thank you, Dorothy
Oct 08, 2006
bigdaddy
Liz, mom to Donnie 12/2005
Surgery for Pyloric Stenosis at 5 weeks old
GERD since 4 weeks old
Colic until 13 weeks old
Delayed Gastric Emptying
MSPI
Surgery for Tubes and Adenoidectomy at 14 months old
Anemic since 9 month check
Febrile Seizures
Speech Therapy
MEDS: Zyrtec, Nasonex, Xopenex,
Vitamins with iron, and back on Prevacid as of 12/2008
My son is 9 1/2 months old, and since he started teething it seems like his prevacid is not enough. We took him to the ped about his reflux flare up, which was due to teething, and she did not increase his prevacid (he is also on 15 mg), but did add Maalox Max as needed for "heartburn". It has helped pretty well. Good luck. Liz
Oct 09, 2006
baby quinn's mommy
Mom to a 3 year old baby girl with severe reflux: g-tube, nissen fundoplication. dx: RAD, failure to thrive, DGE, epilepsy, sleep apnea, paraesohphogeal hernia, high lactic acid there's more "unknown disease"... Hospitalized 12 times, PT graduate! ST graduate! OT graduate! Current Meds: singulair, zopeonex, pulmicort, reglan, Keppra, Trileptal, vitamin B6, Veramyst. Current weight: 34 lb. Current height: 39". g-tube dependent, oxygen 1-2LpM all day and night PIC: Ms. Quinn
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My daughter is almost 9 months and is also on 15 mg of prevacid and her reflux seems to go on and off. Even if I give her medicine... but it gets 10 times worse when she is teething. I have a friend that has a son with horrible reflux and her GI doctor said that some babies do develop and tolerance to the medication and sometimes need switching. I would ask your GI doctor. -Sarah
Oct 09, 2006
taranow
TARA MOM OF BABY GIRL ADDISON-SILENT GERD-APNEA MONITOR-TRACHIA MALACIA
prevecid
my daughter is on 15mg of prevacid 2xs a day. once in the am and once in the pm. it has been working great until 3 days ago. im wondering if she is teething.
Oct 10, 2006
erin
Erin, Mom to Remy & Chase, both with GERD
Teething definitely can exacerbate reflux symptoms...it certainly did in our household. I do have one thought about the prevacid...when we noticed it not being as effective, we split the dose in half and would give half in the am and half in the pm. This significantly helped my son. Some feel that kids metabolize the medicine more quickly than adults do, so the medicine is wearing off if they are only taking it once in the morning. Is your son taking the solutab? This was very easy to split in half. I hope he feels better soon.
Nov 08, 2006
melissad
symptom 'flare up'
My daughter is 19 weeks old. She has been through several medications and is most recently on 7.5mg of Prevacid, 3.0mL of Axid, and 6 teaspoons of Carafate. Her symptoms seem to cycle. She is not teething at this point. Have other had experiences with cycles of symptoms, not caused by teething?
Check with your
doctor first!