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Nov 29, 2008
natasha&weston
Prevacid Capsules!!
So we just started Weston on Prevacid and we are supposed to break these capsules apart and separate the little granules into half in the am and half in the pm. Does anyone else do the same thing? Any suggestions on how to do it easier? We have been mixing it in my breastmilk and a little rice cereal in a bottle, but notice that the granules take FOREVER to dissolve.. and if we give him the bottle, they get stuck in the nipple and clog it up...We are going on our second day and it seems to be helping a little..don't know though quite yet. Any suggestions??? Thanks, Natasha
Nov 29, 2008
maggiemom
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!
Hi! I can't offer any personal experience, but I know that others here have had the same issues. It seems like almost every mom finds a different way that works best for them. If nobody gets to you soon, look on the forum page at the "search" bar. Type in prevacid solutab (that's right isn't it?). Maybe it will bring up some past posts for you to get some ideas. Good luck!
Nov 29, 2008
emibug
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.
the graduals will never dissolve, so what you need to do is empty them on a baby spoon in some water or put them in baby food that he will eat from a spoon. if he can not eat from a spoon i would switch the the solutabs, or a compound liquid; they are MUCH easier for a infant not eating solids. the granuals shouldn't (in my opinion) be put in a bottle b/c you have no way of knowing if he will get them all, and he needs them all. i hope this helps!
Nov 29, 2008
emibug
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.
i meant granules!
Nov 30, 2008
kubicki5
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
I would definitely try to get the solutabs. They are much easier for the babies to take.
Dec 01, 2008
mom2adriane&morgan
Adriane Reese 05/16/07; seemingly healthy when born; diagnosed with MSPI, severe Reflux, Apnea, Ashtma, Epilepsy, and severe food allergies(rice, corn, milk, soy, eggs, oats, wheat, beef, chicken, squash, pumpkin, avocado, etc.);On apnea monitor, seems to be tolerating RCF w/carbohydrate mixed in; on Zyrtec, Xopenex, Prevacid
We had the same issues with the granules. We still have some in the closet that we never used! Kat had the best suggestion if he is eating. Sorry, you are having a problem and if you decide to switch be prepared for a higher copay.
Dec 01, 2008
mollybeth
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
We tried the packets that you make into the solution first and that was a nightmare. Then we did the solutabs, but he choked on them and never improved, we later found out that they have lactose and he is allergic so I am pretty sure that was the issue there. We started the capsules at around 2 or 3 months. He was not eating yet, but we could pour them on to some applesauce or rice and he would swallow them down. He quickly got the hang of it and new just what to do. It was a life saver when we switched. Now he is on nexium and it is the packets again, which are no fun!
Check with your
doctor first!