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May 02, 2009
3blues21pink
DS #1 (7/05) - Just ReDX'd Refluxer! Prevacid Solutab starting 4/8/09. Lots of food and environmental allergies. Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Speech Delays, Developmental Delays, Severe Muscle Tone Weakness.
DS #2 (1/08) ReDX'd refluxer. Milk and soy allergies with Soy Lecithin allergies. Oat milk drinker, Rice protein powder, DHA, and vitamins added for bulk and needed nutrition. Weak muscle tone, slightly developmentally delayed, SPD confirmed.
Problem Giving Prevacid In Syringe
We use the Solutabs. It says to put it in a syringe, draw up 4mls of water, and then give it. The problem is, it seems like I am just giving the pink flavoring because the little medicine balls stay in the syringe, no matter what I do. I put a little more water in, shake hard, and they still stay in there. I can't get the silly medicine out! What am I doing wrong? I gave up and just put it in their mouths. But both boys chew. I know this means it's not as effective. But I figure less effective is better than no meds at all until I figure this out. Help.
May 02, 2009
slimfast13
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!
There are a few options. For the syringe, make sure it's a slip tip and keep filling with water (there will eb some residue left)- we had problems with that too. You can hold the tabs in the cheek and rub, or you can make a paste on a spoon with water (I used a pill splitter to make 1/4 tabs and did it that way. )
May 02, 2009
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
I had the same issue. I went to a few pharmacies till I found the "right" syringe. Fat enough to get the pill in it, and a tip that is as short fat as possible. Keep looking. Maybe try cuttin off part of the tip??
May 02, 2009
mamad
Noah 10/06 Reflux free for 1 year
Reid 7/08 Prevacid 15mg
we had the same problem with the syringe, so we switched to a dropper instead...the open is a little bigger, so the medicince doesn't get stuck. Also, I bought a pill cutter and cut the pill in half before putting it in and that seems to help is disolve better...plus using warm water works better too.
May 02, 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.
Draw in a little air so that when you give the med the air bubble is behind the water. I found that 2 ccs was enough water to disolve it. Try the air bubble- it works!!
May 02, 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.
Oh and prevacid makes a syringe that is perfect for the job- ask your doctor to get a couple from the rep for you.
Check with your
doctor first!