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Aug 03, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
Jedd's Mommy
The reason I only give 1 ml. of Mylanta is our GI is against giving it. I asked about Malox without realizing there is a difference but was told no to any of the antacids. I will def. ask about Carafate at her next appt. because she will get her Prevacid and be a whole other baby. I have noticed the same after I give her some Mylanta; she stops complaining as much! I don't think the Prevacid is working as well as it should; hence my throw up post! Thanks for the advice!
Aug 04, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
If the GI is against it then I don't think they will RX the carafate.

In the past we have gone around our GI when we had one that was awfu.. She RX meds as she saw fit for us. We got out first reflux med from her and the Carafate as well.

And not to go against the Dr but you know Mylanta is an OTC drug so if you want to give it you can...it would be just like giving tylenol...KWIM....Unless there is some specific reason why the dr. is soo against using it.

Check with your
doctor first!