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Apr 03, 2009
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.
Prevacid compound or suspension
Cadence is doing well now that we are home from the hospital, but I was wondering about Prevacid in a liquid form, this is what they have Cadence on now instead of the solutabs. he takes 5 mls of liquid prevacid once a day, and I guess 5ml in the liquid form equals to 15 mg of solutabs. Is anyone else giving their child prevacid this way? What do you think of it? Also I was reading that prevacid mixed by the pharmacist to be taken at home can lose it's effect in a few weeks? If this is the case, I might ask to go back to the solutabs, that is how I wanted it in the first place, but they thought he would take the liquid form better. Just wanted to know everyones opinion about liquid prevacid
Apr 03, 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!
Any compound is unstable after a while. The solutabs are just easier in many ways - they don't have to be replaced every 2-4 weeks, the pharmacist would have a tough time messing this up (compounded meds need to be done by a compounding pharmacy to be useful - they can get messed up by one not used to it) and they're a heck of a lot easier to carry when traveling. BUT - if it works, then it works.

Honestly, if the compound is doing well, you can always use it then switch back to the tabs when he's a bit older.

Apr 03, 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:
Prevacaid compound is only stable for 2 weeks is what we have been told. You also have to make sure you get it made at a really good pharmacy.

Jedd took Prilosec compounded and we got it made at the children's hospital pharmacy. They did a good job at it. We were told it lasted for a month. He actually got his acid under control with it so it must have worked, LOL

If I had a choice though I'd do something way more stable. We had no choice but to use a compounded PPI. Jedd was completely NON oral and all tube fed so nothing else would fit in his tube. We tried everything prior to breaking down and saying yet to a compound. They all clogged his NG tube at the time. So when he got his G tube we just kept him on the same med for consistency.

Apr 03, 2009
Shawna: First time Mom to Mallory (10/07/08). Silent reflux diagnosed at 2 months. Alimentum formula fed. Trial of Losec (minimal effect). Now Prevacid 1x/day plus Zantac 2x/day.
We used the compound for a while and found it to be ineffective. And it was really hard for us because we didn't know whether the compound was unstable or not or whether it just wasn't the right dose etc. And with the possibility of prevacid taking several weeks to 'kick in' it is just my opinion that you might want to eliminate some of the guessing. With the solutabs you can be sure that the medication is stable. It is a little tricker to give. We found the syringe method did NOT work for us. What I do is put the tab on a spoon with a couple drops of water and let it dissolve into a paste. Then I use my finger to scoop the paste into my LO's mouth (have been doing this since around 3 months). I distract her a little and she doesn't mind my finger vs. the syringe. And the solutabs taste pretty good so it's not much of a struggle.
Apr 04, 2009
We're currently on the prevacid solutabs switched over from prilosec. The prilosec wasn't working for him and I think it was because of the compound plus I swear it's because we also got it flavored for him or he wouldn't take it. So I don't know about prevacid. Thanks Mallorys mom for the tip about the prevacid solutab. What a great idea. I've been trying to figure out a better way then the syringe since it's not been working very well. I'm going to try your way next dose.
Apr 04, 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)
We always steered clear of the compouded meds b/c of the risk of them becoming unstable. This is the best link to read if you are using a compound

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