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Feb 13, 2009
New - Silent Reflux - Prevacid Questions
Hello! So happy to find this forum. My 15 week old daughter was just diagnosed with silent reflux. We've had weeks of her not wanted to breastfeed at all and she absolutely refuses the bottle. That mixed with RSV, she's lost some weight. I'm sure a lot of you know the stress of a baby that just won't eat or just never seems hungry. We feel so happy that now we finally have some medicine that might help. My question is, how long does it take to kick in? Also, her dose is only 2.5 ml once a day. That seems low to me. Are there any good resources on dosing? Thanks in advance!
Feb 13, 2009
Also, my daughter is almost 13 lbs and she is on one daily 2.5 ml of compound that is 30mg. Not sure if that makes sense but I think it is low.
Feb 13, 2009
Andrea: Mom to 3 crazy girls!
Jackie (3/01)
Payton (9/03)
Abby (4/06) Prevacid 7.5mg (evening), MSPI, goats milk (currently trying to wean off Prevacid)
Welcome! 30mg of Prevacid is not a low dose. Abby was on 15mg total split 7.5mg am and pm from 6wks till the fall of 2008. We are trying to wean her off of it.

You have to be careful with compounded medication b/c if it isn't made correctly it will become unstable and then not effective. Most kiddos here are on the solutabs. Here is a link make sure that your pharamacy it compounding the Prevacid correctly

Feb 13, 2009
Gail - mom to a six year old with reflux and an infant with reflux
My daughter will be five months old next week. She was diagnosed with reflux at eight weeks. When she began taking prevacid she was in the hospital and we saw a difference in about four days. We use the prevacid solutabs. The solutab is a small tablet that we dissolve in water on a spoon to give to her. I hope that the compounded medication works for you. If you do not see a difference after a week or so, you might want to consider asking dr. about solutab. We have had problems in the past with compounded prevacid because it has a tendency to lose its strength over time. My little one is around 16lbs now and takes 7.5 mg of prevacid in the am and 7.5 mg of prevacid in the pm. The dr. said we could give 15 mg once daily but some kids did better if the dosage was split into an am and pm dose. In addition to starting her on prevacid, the hospitalist suggested that we thicken her bottles with a single grain infant cereal such as rice or oatmeal. We use oatmeal and this change seemed to help reduce the amount of spitting up after meals. Good luck -- I hope that the medication helps. It is so tough when mealtimes are difficult.
Feb 13, 2009
got the dosing wrong
I just called the pharmacist and my daughter is only getting 7.5 mg a day. Since she is 13 lbs it sounds like I need to push the doctor to up the dosage. I don't want to wait for this to kick in and then have it not happen b/c the dosage is too low. Is it common that they start at a low dose?
Feb 14, 2009
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!
It's not unusual for them to start a low dose - my dd was about that weight when we start prevacid, and we started at 11.25 mg(or 3/4 tab). It took a long time for us to see results (I won't say how long) but once it happened, I had a different kid. I agree with abbysmom on the compound. It doesn't last long when it is made correctly, and if in't not right, it's useless. I'd push for the tabs unless there's a reason for the liquid (I'd ask the MD about it)
Check with your
doctor first!