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Oct 22, 2008
Question about prevacid?
Ok so I have had my son on prevacid for 2 weeks now. The amount of spit up has not reduced at, I actually seems likely he is spitting up more. On top of it, he is now having screaming fits about 2 - 4 times a day that last anywhere from 20 - 60 minutes, nothing will calm him down and if it time to eat when this happens he refuses to eat the bottle. This did not happen before we started the prevacid. I was just wandering if anybody had anything similar happen to them?
Oct 22, 2008
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
sometimes kids that have reflux have low acid in their stomachs and if that is the case prevacid and other PPIs and H2 blockers can make reflux worse. You might want to consider a PH probe if you think that might be the case. Also Prevacid will not reduce vomit or spit up. It will only reduce the acid in the spit up or vomit. You might also want to ask about Reglan or Eurthromyicn. But honestly i would only give those if he is chocking, aspirating or vomiting profusely. Thats just my opinion and experience b/c reglan had some unpleasent side effects for my dd even though it worked. hope that helped. :)
Oct 23, 2008
Andrea: Mom to 3 crazy girls!
Jackie (3/01)
Payton (9/03)
Abby (4/06) Prevacid 7.5mg (evening), MSPI, goats milk (currently trying to wean off Prevacid)
What form of Prevacid is he taking and what is his dose?
Oct 23, 2008
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
yes... joslyn had side effects to prevacid. she would cry and would not ant her daddy. the gi doc said prevacid can cause headaches. we took her off... upped the zantac dosage and she returned to normal!
Oct 23, 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.
prevacid was horrible for us... we went back to zantac then no meds at all. kathryn said it right though. acid blocker do not reduce spit up :( does he nurse or bottle feed?
Check with your
doctor first!