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Dec 16, 2008
Mom to Peter - 10 months old with reflux on prevacid and dairy allergy
Medicine Refusal
My son is nearly a year now and we're having trouble with him become a "toddler" and refusing to take his medicine. We went through this about a month or so ago - he was cheeking his prevacid solutabs and spitting them out. This progressed to vomiting when he was given the medicine. We tried prilosec granules, which wasn't much better and then moved on to Axid, because it has a bubblegum taste and is a liquid. This went well for a month or so and no he's spitting out every dose I give him. He's very strong to try to pin down with just one person. I don't know what to do. He's amazingly adept at detecting any medicine in food or drink, which he will refuse, spit out or vomit up, depending on his mood. Any suggestions? Last time he refused meds his reflux flared. I want to avoid that again.
Dec 16, 2008
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.
Well...Katie was the same with other meds. I resorted to mixing the meds in applesauce and let her put sprinkles on it.

Probably not much help but you are not alone. I think they just get sick and tired of taking medicine.

Dec 16, 2008
I have 3 boys, youngest has gerd, 18 months of no sleep. Prevacid 2x/7.5 mg thinking of switching to prilosec.
Youre not alone...David 20mo often refuses. I try to catch him when he is in a good mood. (prev solutabs)At night when he'd rather be sleeping and is very upset that I've gotten him out of bed I have to squirt it in between wails. (tylenol/mylanta)I hold him with his head tipped back so it doesn't dribble out and wait for him to swallow. I hate it. But it usually provide relief for him so its worth it.
Check with your
doctor first!