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Jul 23, 2008
Mom to Eddie 1/07 and Nicholas 6/08. Eddie allergic and refluxer now on cow's milk!!!! Nicholas also a refluxer on prevacid and breast milk. Mom on elimination diet AGAIN!!
trouble giving ZAntac
Hi all I am having such a hard time giving nicholas the zantac it tastes soooo bad like chewing on an asprin . It is the generic kind not sure if that makes a difference. Ay advice will be great E
Jul 23, 2008
Jennifer - 1st time mom. Lauren (6/1/07) diagnosed 9/07 with GER at 3 1/2 months. Prevacid 7.5 mg in the am. Currently drinking whole milk and eating great!!
No longer aspirating! Yippee!
Picture: Why would Lauren play with the hundreds of dollars worth of toys scattered in my living room?!?! When she could play in a box! Estimated move date: Oct. 3rd!
We had a hard time with Lauren at first too. I would dribble a tiny bit in her mouth, then bottle, wait a few seconds, tiny bit more than bottle, over and over until the 1 ml was finally in. I suppose you could use a paci too, if he'll take one. After about a month she started taking it all at one time and without a fight. The pharmacist recommended flavoring it to me, but I resisted. We had the generic too.
Jul 23, 2008
My first son had didn't take the zantac well either. We would shoot a little in and quickly chase it with the bottle and do that a few times until it was all in. I don't know why they make that stuff in mint flavor. No babies like mint!!! A friend of mine had to switch to prevacid because her daughter wouldn't take the zantac. Good luck!
Jul 23, 2008
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
That was my old ped's reason for giving Maggie the efferdose tablets. I even tasted it and it was ok. She always loved taking her meds. I'd ask about it....I would love to hear what he says about it.
Jul 23, 2008
Jodi, first time mom to baby Mason born at 28 weeks 12-10-07. He has GERD, DGE, MSPI, ?food allergies, and hypotonia (starts PT end of July). On Neocate (thickened with Simply Thick) and on prevacid and EES. Home apnea/bradycardia monitor d/c'd finally at 7 months!
In our experience both brand and generic taste awful, I wouldn't take it once daily myself much less several times. We tried several things without luck. It wasn't a good enough med for him for us to keep trying. Now he's on the prevacid solutabs (strawberry) and really likes those. Sorry I can't be of more help!
Jul 23, 2008
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
Elyse does well taking it from a bottle, mixed with a little formula or juice. It says on the insert you can do this, and it's the only way she will take it. Even then it is starting to be a fight!
Jul 23, 2008
the name brand is just as bad!!! We did not have a problem with Joslyn because she was so young! I wish you luck!
Jul 23, 2008
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
At first Katie hated it and we would just shoot it in her mouth or mix it in some of her bottle, then she got used to it and actually kind of enjoyed it( :P). She HATES Prevacid solutabs and sees me coming and clamps down her mouth. I think they taste much better than Zantac so it shocks me that she hates the taste.
Jul 23, 2008
Cooper was born 12/19/07. Birth weight: 7lbs10oz. Weight as of 2/11: 8lbs9oz. 6/23: 14lbs12oz! Struggling again 12mo: 18lbs. Breast Fed exclusively, on strict elimination diet until Dec 08. MSPI as well as other food intolerances Diagnosed w/ GER at 5 days following barium swallow. Choking with apnea spells. Ftt. dx w/ Laryngomalacia following brochoscopy 1/29. Aspiration. apnea monitor until 5mo. pH probe 1/29 showed severe reflux. Sandifers Syndrome. lbrady and tackycardia. echo and EKG 2/18: Came back normal! Swallow study 2/29: some NG reflux. Unexplained seizure 4/1. Negative CF sweat test 4/4! EGD 11/19: reflux damage in esophagus. pH probe 11/19, reflux improved. Safe foods: pears, apples, peas, rice, small amounts of chicken, potatoes, and carrots.
Currently drinking Elecare vanilla 30cal/oz and breastmilk.
Meds: Nexium 10mg 2x daily. Carafate as needed, miralaxx as needed, probiotics daily
Cooper would choke like crazy on the stuff and it would make his stridor absolutely awful. The best way we found was to sneak it in the side of his cheek while he nursed.
Jul 24, 2008
Coyle Eagan. One Year Old. Doing well on Cow's Milk flavored with juice :) Drinking two bottles of Go&Grow daily. Eating solids better but still have rough days. No More Silent Reflux-that I can hear anyway.. but puking again. Zantac 2ML 2X daily.
i give it to coyle in his bottle but you nurse, right? have you tried one of those bottle medicine contraptions? you can pump and give it to him with your milk that way.
Jul 25, 2008
Mom to Ian, 3/1/07
Used Zantac - 1.0 ml twice a day
Weaned at 1 year
Back on Zantac at 15 months
We put the syringe as far back as we could (without gagging him). Since the taste buds are up front, it helped. Believe it or not, he sucks it right out of the syringe now. (My son must be weird) lol.
Check with your
doctor first!