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Feb 15, 2009
debbieb
Debbie, Mom to:
Derek,10/29/02 GERD,Can't have any legumes(soy, being the worse), allergic to PN/Tree Nuts, struggled to gain weight for years, my "picky" eater,Takes Zegerid. Johnny, 12/05/99 GERD, managed by diet, allergic to cashews/pistachios.
Any older kids on Nexium? Mine is 9
I'm wondering what dose any older kids are on for Nexium? The GI doc said we could try it if the Prevacid didn't help, but she wants to give him 20mg twice daily, that's the same dose my 6yr old is on, so one of the doses doesn't seem right. Thanks
Feb 15, 2009
jeddsmommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
If you don't see any results with that dose in about 2 weeks I'd talk to the GI about dosage amount.
Feb 15, 2009
rissaroo
Picture: This is what happens when you raise a kid on health food and they get ahold of a Coke! Bad mom, that soda is NOT on the reflux diet.
UPDATE: Isaiah is now 12 and off meds! He is doing great, eating again and hopefully will be catching up in the growing department. I am still in the "hoping it sticks" phase, but we're so happy that he's better!
Hi! I have a 12 yr old on Prevacid, but we haven't tried Nexium. I'd give the doctor a call and just let him/her know your concerns...it can't hurt, and hopefully they'll be able to explain it to you. Glad to see another mom of an older reflux child here...although I'm sorry that you're dealing with it too!
Feb 15, 2009
jessicalynn
mom to 4 kids with probable
Mitochondrial Disease
http://ourbeautifulchaoticlife
.blogspot.com/
Dealing with Fundo, J tube feedings,Severe Dysmotility,Aspiration,Asthma,
FTT,CVS,Dysautonomia,Resp.Distress
Connective Tissue Disorder,
GERD,EGID,
Visceral Hyperalgesia, and more
Many meds
My 9 year old takes the same dose 40 mg per day, as well as zantac, my 6 year old also takes that dose and zantac. My 2 and a half year old also takes 40 mg,and zantac.
Feb 15, 2009
debbieb
Debbie, Mom to:
Derek,10/29/02 GERD,Can't have any legumes(soy, being the worse), allergic to PN/Tree Nuts, struggled to gain weight for years, my "picky" eater,Takes Zegerid. Johnny, 12/05/99 GERD, managed by diet, allergic to cashews/pistachios.
Thank you for the replies. Jessicalynn, how much and when do you give the zantac? I've been telling the GI for a long time my 6yr old is better on Nexium, best he's been, but still extremely sensitive to a little ketchup, spice, etc. He always says "he's well covered with the Nexium", but now we have a new GI, the old one left, so I have a chance to ask him.
Feb 15, 2009
jessicalynn
mom to 4 kids with probable
Mitochondrial Disease
http://ourbeautifulchaoticlife
.blogspot.com/
Dealing with Fundo, J tube feedings,Severe Dysmotility,Aspiration,Asthma,
FTT,CVS,Dysautonomia,Resp.Distress
Connective Tissue Disorder,
GERD,EGID,
Visceral Hyperalgesia, and more
Many meds
My older kids, the 9 and 7 year olds, both take 150 mg zantac twice a day(2 tsp of the zantac 75mg/5ml syrup). The 2 year old takes 75 mg twice daily.You can just go to the store and buy the OTC Zantac 75 pills since he is older. My kids have taken those as well. You may want to check with the Dr first to be on the safe side.
Feb 16, 2009
debbieb
Debbie, Mom to:
Derek,10/29/02 GERD,Can't have any legumes(soy, being the worse), allergic to PN/Tree Nuts, struggled to gain weight for years, my "picky" eater,Takes Zegerid. Johnny, 12/05/99 GERD, managed by diet, allergic to cashews/pistachios.
I will check with him, thank you, what is the timing of the zantac? Right now I'm giving my 9yr old the nexium before breakfast and dinner, then I wait about an hour and give him the zantac, I was doing this until the zantac kicks in, does that sound about right?
Feb 16, 2009
debbieb
Debbie, Mom to:
Derek,10/29/02 GERD,Can't have any legumes(soy, being the worse), allergic to PN/Tree Nuts, struggled to gain weight for years, my "picky" eater,Takes Zegerid. Johnny, 12/05/99 GERD, managed by diet, allergic to cashews/pistachios.
Also, do you have them drink a full glass of water with it like the directions say?
Feb 17, 2009
maiam
maia m - GERD. Nissen Fundoplication w/hiatal hernia repair.
Mom to
Son (10) GERD(aspiration pneumonias, apnea, tracheomalacia), Food allergy, Asthma
Daughter (6) GERD, Heart Murmur, Food Allergy, Asthma, Mold allergy
My baby girl (5) is on 40mg of Nexium (20am/20pm) and my little guy (almost 9) is on 80mg of Nexium (40am/40pm).
Check with your
doctor first!