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Mar 04, 2009
My son's nurse recommended that we use Mylanta in addition to the Prevacid. Of course, she did not give us any instructions and trying to get help from his doctor is like pulling teeth. Is there a children's Mylanta. How is used?
Mar 04, 2009
Adriane Reese 05/16/07; seemingly healthy when born; diagnosed with MSPI, severe Reflux, Apnea, Ashtma, Epilepsy, and severe food allergies(rice, corn, milk, soy, eggs, oats, wheat, beef, chicken, squash, pumpkin, avocado, etc.);On apnea monitor, seems to be tolerating RCF w/carbohydrate mixed in; on Zyrtec, Xopenex, Prevacid
We use a very small dose of Maalox. I think we are using about a 1/2 tsp and it is just liquid maalox. So, your lo would use less than that. Did they not even give you a dosage? We use it mainly at night but a good hour or more after her last dosage of daily meds. Usually just for the break through pain.
Mar 04, 2009
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:
Call your pharmacist and give them the current weight. they can give you the dose from there. Pharmacist are the BOMB, they know TONS of stuff, use them..LOL

I just wouldn't give the PPI and mylanta at the same time. It can make the PPI ineffective and you really don't want that to happen.

Mar 05, 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!
We use Maalox Max (adult - there's a children's chewable I think, but we were dosed for the adult liquid kind) At 20 lbs, we can give 4 ml's up to 3 times a day. Make sure the Mylanta or Maalox is given at least 2 hours on either side of your PPI dose. It inhibits absorption. I echo calling the pharmacist or going in to talk to them - they can give you the dosage and how to use it. They're also much more knowlegable about dosing times and stuff than the MD's since the drugs are all they concentrate on.
Mar 05, 2009
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.
Mylanta can be really really helpful for pain. My doc always told us to do 1/2 the adult dose but jessica is right - check with your pharmacist.
Check with your
doctor first!