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Aug 08, 2008
Zack born 09/28/07 @ 31 weeks. Dx silent reflux @ 6 mo. Now not so silent. Switched to Elecare @ 9 mo. On Prevacid 15mg 1x daily. Looking to stop the puke and gain some lbs.
Puke stopped about 24 months and he's learning to eat...very slowly.
Still on prevacid and periactin.
splitting Prevacid dosage
We cirrently give Z one solutab (15mg) once a day..would splitting it make a difference? Someone mentioned it in another post...I'll try anything! Success stories, please!! His afternoons and evenings are the worst!!
Aug 08, 2008
amber f
Our kids are the same age and splitting the dose has helped us. That way he has a consistant amt in his system the whole day. This maybe something worth asking the doc.
Aug 08, 2008
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
We split doses also. Then when he went to one does a day when he was older, we gave that to him in the evening. He would have night wakings and that would stop it.
Aug 08, 2008
Mom to Charlie - cleft palate and reflux. Meds - zantac, prevacid, mylanta and reglan.
My little guy is on 15mg in the morning and 7.5mg in the evening. That's been the routine for almost 3 weeks and there is definitely improvement. Any tips for cutting the tablet in half? I use a regular knife and some days it is a nice clean break and others a little crumbly.
Aug 08, 2008
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
Zack'smom, we split the dose am and pm. It definitely helped.

susiegal, we used a pill splitter from Walmart. We'd have a few extra beads from time to time, but it worked much better than when we tried to split it with a knife.

Aug 08, 2008
Picture: This is what happens when you raise a kid on health food and they get ahold of a Coke! Bad mom, that soda is NOT on the reflux diet.
UPDATE: Isaiah is now 12 and off meds! He is doing great, eating again and hopefully will be catching up in the growing department. I am still in the "hoping it sticks" phase, but we're so happy that he's better!
My son is much older, but we split the dose too. It seems to work much better...the only drawback is you have to watch that they haven't eaten for at least an hour before the bedtime dose, which can be a pain! (at least, that's what our doc told us...)
Aug 08, 2008
We split the dose also and it does seem to help. My other theory was that with our spitters, it's twice the chance to keep it down. Sometimes Nicholas would get sick just after his dose and I never knew how much, if any, stayed in. Now, we have two shots and usually, at least one, if not both will stay down. I like kmom's idea about giving later towards evening. Will have to try and see if it makes a difference in Nicholas's wakings. hmmm
Aug 08, 2008
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
We do the full 15 mg solutab at night and she gets pepcid in the mornings - this has been the dream combination for us. I definitely found that, for Allie, the key was to get her dose at night after at least 2 hours of no food, then wait 15-60 min before next meal. Luckily, the pepcid doesn't require the empty stomach, so the mornings are perfect for that!
Aug 08, 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
I pay twice as much to give a split dose if that is any idea on how it helps us. Little ones metabolize much faster, so splitting the dose can really help. It can't hurt, so I'd give it a try. Also, if your having a really hard time, you might try the capsules and see how those go. Cooper can't do the solutabs, but the capsules are great.
Aug 09, 2008
mom to 4 kids with probable
Mitochondrial Disease
Dealing with Fundo, J tube feedings,Severe Dysmotility,Aspiration,Asthma,
Connective Tissue Disorder,
Visceral Hyperalgesia, and more
Many meds
I was told kids tend to metabolize prevacid quickly as well, splitting the dose makes sure there is constant meds going through the system, it does make a difference.
Check with your
doctor first!