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Dec 17, 2008
loonie
What doesn't kill us makes us stronger!
Previcid
Hi - my son Eamon (7) takes Nexium but I see a lot of people talking about Pervicid. We are in Australia but I have not heard of this medication before. What is it? ie. what is the active ingredient? Prior to taking Nexium Eamon took Losec in capsule form from about 3 months of age (I used to add it to baby jelly and spoon it in then pop in his pacifier!). I am keen to find out about this. He does not tolerate dairy very well though. Is this a problem?
Dec 18, 2008
jenrackley
PAGER Volunteer Services Coordinator
Nutritionist
Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
TWINS:
Ella 5/3/05 GERD, asthma, hypotonia, food intolerances, esophagitis, IBS //
Ava 5/3/05 asthma, food allergies
Pic: My girls! They are getting so big!
Hi! Welcome to PAGER. Prevacid is also a PPI like some of the other meds out there. Medicines work differently in different people so what works for one child may not work for another. Is your son not doing well on his current med? I have heard some moms mention that there is lactose in the prevacid solutabs. If you do choose to go that route you may want to verify that with your pharmacist or GI doctor to make sure it wouldn't be an issue for your son.

You can also post this in the "General Beginner and Infant" forum on this site as well. It gets more traffic so you may get a few more opinions that way.

We can't give you medical advice but we are all here to support you on this reflux roller coaster. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help!

RackleyFive@cox.net

~Jen
Dec 18, 2008
jenrackley
PAGER Volunteer Services Coordinator
Nutritionist
Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
TWINS:
Ella 5/3/05 GERD, asthma, hypotonia, food intolerances, esophagitis, IBS //
Ava 5/3/05 asthma, food allergies
Pic: My girls! They are getting so big!
This is the link to the manufacturer's website and additional info on Prevacid:

http://www.prevacid.com/about.aspx
Check with your
doctor first!