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Mar 20, 2009
dmayjo2
Cadence diagnosed with reflux at 6 weeks, was taking Zantac, then Prevacid, then back to Zantac and now Carafate, also on probiotics, Sandifers syndrome, silent refluxer, never sleeps, flat head syndrome from being elevated all the time.
One more question about Carafate
So our pedi decided my son should try Carafate now and I am wondering if the dose she prescribed seems accurate. My son is 3 months old and he weighes 12 pounds, the dosage she prescribed is 0.4 ml by mouth every 6 hours. Does that amount seem right? I want to make sure he is getting the proper dose of his meds while we wait to see the GI doc. We love our pedi, but I think the doses of his reflux meds have been on the low side.
Mar 20, 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.
As far as I know, Carafate is not absorbed into the system, it coats. Isobel was two months old and about nine pounds when she was rx'ed 1cc as needed up to four times per day. HTH.
Mar 20, 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
Jedd was itty bitty and I think he was taking about 2cc prior to meals 4x's a day. He was about 3 months old but he was tinyier than most 4 month olds. At that age he may have been about 8lbs. Just a ball park number. I know he was 12lbs at 6 months old. That was an accomplished feat for us...LOL

You may be able to call a pharmacist and ask them. They are a wealth of knowledge about medications.

Mar 20, 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.
One more thing.... I found it very helpful to talk at length with my pharmacist about dosing schedules when doing carafate, prevacid and the pepcid Isobel is on now. He helped me create a plan and a series of reminder notes on how to dose. Your pharmacist is a fantastic resource if you can find a good one.
Check with your
doctor first!