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Apr 11, 2009
Mylanta dosage suggestions?
Our 15lb 4.5 month old daughter has been on 15mg of Prevacid for a few months now and we are looking into trying Mylanta or Maalox for break through pain. We can't get ahold of our Ped GI because of spring break and were wondering if this is something we need a prescription for or do you use the over the counter stuff? And what kind of dosage because I haven't seen a pediatric version of it? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks so much!
Apr 11, 2009
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.
My 6 month old 17lb girl takes 1-2ccs as needed but I've heard of others who take a much higher dose. Surely your ped can be paged or he's got an on call doc covering, right?
Apr 12, 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:
If you call your local pharmacist and tell them the current weight and the meds for OTC they will calculate and tell you how much you can give.
Apr 13, 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!
I agree with jeddsmommy - call your MD or pharmacist. You don't need an Rx, but it's helpful to know if it's recommended for your kid. There are different formulation out there, so basically if you deal with constipation, get the one with aluminum/magnesium and if you deal with loose stools, get the one with bismuth. There are children's forms, but they're chewables. We used the adult liquid at the MD's recommended dosage.
Check with your
doctor first!