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Jan 26, 2009
ccmom
Splitting Prevacid Solutabs
Does anyone here split there Prevacid Solutabs? My pharmacy orders state to give my daughter (9 weeks old) 1 Solutab 15mg per day before a meal. It doesn't say how long before a meal. But it does mention that if I can't disolve it in her mouth to add the recommended amount of water and give to her in a syringe. I thought I read somewhere that moms were splitting the tablet and giving half in the am and half pm. Anyone try that and if so does it work better?
Jan 26, 2009
molly's mom
Hi, We have been splitting our daughter's prevacid. We bought a pill splitter from Walmart (it makes it easier to get the pill in equal halves). We give it to her about 20-30 minutes before she eats. She actually takes it three times per day. It seems to work fine for her. We tried to dissolve it in water, but I felt lie she was able to spit out a lot of the water. With the table, we can keep putting it in her mouth until it is gone.
Jan 26, 2009
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 have split the solutabs before along with other moms on the site. Seems to work just fine.
Jan 26, 2009
mom2halleyann
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
I agree - we used the Walmart pill splitter and just kept the other half in a pill box so it would stay dry. We did not have any luck with the syringe method. Instead, we would put it on a baby spoon and drop a little water on it until it formed a paste and then wiped the paste on my daughter's tongue or upper gums. When she got older, we just placed it inside her cheek. HTH.
Jan 26, 2009
slimfast13
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
We did the splitting for a while too. Actually found my dd did better with the entire dose in the evenings. Should be given on an EMPTY stomach (at least 1 hour, preferably 2 since last feeding, 15-60 minutes before next feeding). Used a regular pill splitter and kept the remains in foil and in a sealable bag (we were splitting the he summer, so that's to keep the humidity out.) We also did the syringe, though the paste on spoon trick works better.
Jan 27, 2009
isobel'smamma
Sara, Mom to Isobel 10/01/08 Dx Silent reflux @ 6 wks. Prevacid 22.5mg split in 2 doses. Pepcid .5ml twice a day. Diagnostically confirmed milk protein, egg and cat allergy. Suspected corn, pea and squash allergy. Trialed Alimentum and Elecare without success, currently on Isomil Advance RTF with moderate success. Barium Swallow and UGI 3/08 Pondering a ph probe and endoscopy.
We split am and pm. I guess I'm lazy because I just leave the other half in the pill splitter - most of the time it's crumbled anyway. I use the syringe method - just pop the plunger, drop in the pill, replace the plunger and draw up a cc or so of water. Leaving an air bubble behind the water helps keep the granules from getting trapped.
Jan 27, 2009
isobel'smamma
Sara, Mom to Isobel 10/01/08 Dx Silent reflux @ 6 wks. Prevacid 22.5mg split in 2 doses. Pepcid .5ml twice a day. Diagnostically confirmed milk protein, egg and cat allergy. Suspected corn, pea and squash allergy. Trialed Alimentum and Elecare without success, currently on Isomil Advance RTF with moderate success. Barium Swallow and UGI 3/08 Pondering a ph probe and endoscopy.
Oh, 30 minutes before and 2 hours after is the recommended timing.
Check with your
doctor first!