Posted By Posting
Sep 10, 2009
Weening Process?
My doctor wants me to try weening my son off of the Prevacid. He takes a 15mg solutab. Of course, however, the doctor does not give me any direction other than to lessen the dose every few days. So, I cut off a corner here and there as needed. But, this does not seem efficient? Is there a method anyone has tried with success?
Sep 10, 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:
How old is your little one?? Will the DR let you wean from the PPI to an H2 blocker??

I'm not a big fan of weaning meds...sorry. If everything is going fine, I'd feel bad lessening the meds and then hitting a hard patch because of it.

We have successfully weaned from a PPI full time to an H2blocker full time. We did one dose of each for a long time and then just took the plunge. Jedd still requires the max for his body weight for his H2blocker though.

We will not do a full wean off of all meds until Jedd can verbally tell us how he feels throughout the day when he doesn't take his meds.

Sep 16, 2009
DD 10 mos.
15 mg prevacid solutab/day
dx GERD at 4 weeks
had relatively peaceful 5 months-9.5 months
now regressing, waking 10+ times/night,
not sleeping longer than 1-2 hours,
waiting for bronchitis to go away
docs say secondary reflux b/c of chest infection
Wow. Now I really feel guilty about stopping the prevacid (accidentally, but still) for my little one. Probably a big mistake, huh?
Check with your
doctor first!