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Jul 23, 2009
slient reflux/zantac/losec help..
Hello ladies! Im hoping someone out there with some experience on Silent Reflux can shed some light on things for me! Where do i start... DD is 8 weeks old, she was diagnosed with Silent reflux at 3 weeks... She would scream when feeding, arch her back, generally just in pain with constant hickups and gaging! Just to be sure a pead trialed her on soy formula with no success. She was then put on Zantac 3 times a day 1.5mls ...After 2 weeks with no improvement she was switched to Losec tablets and dropped down to Zantac once a day till the Losec kicked in! Well after being on the Losec a week and a half we turned a corner and she was like a new baby.Eating the recommended amount, sleeping just generally happy! After a few days we stopped the Zantac with no instant issues. 2days later i decided to get the Losec made up into a liquid form because it was so hard to get her to take it! Well instantly that night we were back to the screaming... She has been on the liquid for 2 days now and is worse then ever!! I called the pead and he told me to up her dose to 1ml twice a day.He doesnt think it has anything to do with switching to liquid! So im wondering is it a coincidence or is the liquid not agreeing with her... Or could it be that we have stopped the Zantac!!! Im so confused . Im considering switching back to the tablets and the Zantac cause that worked originally but my pead just advised upping the dose and sticking with the liquid. Sorry for the rant but im not sure wot to do, My daughter is in pain and now we seem to be going backwards:-(
Jul 23, 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.
I am not familiar with losec but I do know that when other PPIs are compounded into the liquid form (versus tablets) there can be a difference. Something to do with the ingredients that they use to compound and also that it isn't as stable. I don't know if this is true for losec.

I would start with your pharmacist. They would be best informed about this.

I would add the zantac back for now and if you find that the liquid form is a problem for her go back on the tablets.

Listen to your gut when it comes to your little one - you know best

BTW the peds are wonderful for starting treatments but they are not trained to specialize in reflux and GERD so at some point if you don't get this under control you can always consult with a pediatric GI.

hang in there you will figure this out.

Jul 23, 2009
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
Ditto! Lots of moms report that the compounded forms become unstable very quickly. Follow your gutt and you can expirement today, but try to do one at a time either the Zantac or tablet. If you see improvement then you figured it out, if no improvement, then try the other, if no improvement then do both. If you see improvement then you have figured out the combo you need. I know the guessing game stinks. Welcome to the Mom, MD club. You will be able to sit for your boards when this is all done. Hang in there!
Check with your
doctor first!