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Oct 30, 2008
Mom to Peter - 10 months old with reflux on prevacid and dairy allergy
Vomiting Prevacid
My son is nealry 10 months old now and has been doing great for the last month on soy formula and a conuation of his old prevacid dose (15mg twice a day). Suddenly, in the last week, he's gone rapidly downhill. I found him spitting out his prevacid tablet and found another one on the floor later that day, so he definitly missed one dose, maybe more, although I haven't found any more tablets. We've been making him keep the medicine in his mouth and now he's gagging and throwing it up. He's done so three times this week. I've tried giving him a sippy cup after the tablet, disolving it in food and feeding it to him, but it doesn't matter. He vomits as soon as the medicine hits his tongue. Has anyone heard of this?

Also, he's been refusing the bottle. Last week everything was perfect, awaking once a night to eat, taking bottles without trouble, two good naps a day. Now, I can barely get him to take bottles during the day, naps are gone, cranky, crying all the time. He has a cold. I just don't know what's wrong. We were supposed to get into the GI in 2 weeks, but we had a conflict and when I called back 5 minutes later to reschedule the next opening wasn't until December! I've had better luck getting U2 tickets! The nurses are helping us over the phone, but I'm just stunned by how quickly he's gone downhill. No major diet changes, new medication or anything. Any thoughts? Thanks everyone.

Oct 30, 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.
I had trouble with the prevacid forever. I dissolve it in a teeny bit of water and use a syringe to squirt it in...I do it when he's still mostly asleep and I've been lucky, but it's come up on osn has the worst gag reflex. We just started Reglan and that stuff is nasty...I finally founf that if I put the dose (1.5ml) into a tiny bit of 7 up he would drink it down without problem...before I figured that out, yhe gagged and threw up four or five doses! I hope you find what works for your little one.
Oct 30, 2008
that is how we did the prevacid too. it worked well for us... joslyn loves med... does not matter what it is! Weird huh?!
Oct 30, 2008
Renee, mother to Nicholas, born 4/18/08 with silent reflux, moderate laryngomalacia, Sandifer's Syndrome& suspected MSPI. On Neocate, Simply Thick and Prevacid. Also mother to Nathan, born 12/06/06, who had mild reflux the first few months.
I have one son who will take any med given and another who spits out or vomits up everything. For him, we hide it in juice or any flavored drink he will take. Good luck.
Oct 30, 2008
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
I hate to say it, but it's probably teeth. It will wreak havoc on reflux kiddos. If he's refluxing more, I bet he's getting the taste of the ole prevacid coming up. Rory took waves of med-hating. This last time we decided to take her off of it, because it was traumatizing trying to get a toddler to eat something she didn't want, particularly after recently overcoming some behavioural feeding issues. Rory always vomited every med out there. If he isn't "digging" the prevacid, it will make him gag and barf. If he is feeling crummy, from teething or a flare, his gag will probably be more sensitive too. If he's refusing the bottle too, I'm with teeth. Of course, you have to get that medicine in him. I'm sorry I don't have any tricks. Tricks never worked for Rory. We tried them all. For a period of time when she was younger, we expected the barf on the first dose, and a gag on the second, but she usually kept the second dose down. I'm not suggesting you double-dose until you speak with your GI. We were directed by our doctor to do so. My bet is that once the teething ebbs, he will start to take the prevacid again. What a drag about the re-scheduling! Ugh. I hope he's feeling better soon. HUGS.
Check with your
doctor first!