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Nov 01, 2009
mommamia
Daughter, Mia, born IUGR weighing 4 lbs. 10 oz, diagnosed with reflux at 2 months, open heart surgery to repair VSD at 7 months. Currently on Prevacid & Erythromycin. One happy little girl despite her many struggles!
Increase Prevacid or Switch Meds?
Hi Everyone - First of all, this is my first post, although I have been on this site for about a year. Gained a TON of advice from you all in dealing with my sweet reflux baby. What a wonderful support this has been when I felt like I lived on an island for so many months. Mia has been on Prevacid (7.5 MG 2 x Day) for almost 11 months. She is now 14 months and although she has come a long way, it is obvious that the reflux is still an issue and causing her pain (especially when sleeping). So my question for those of you with kiddos on Prevacid....Did anyone increase their dose above 15MG/Day? Did it work? Any side effects of the higher dosage? What about switching meds...the Doc had suggested Nexium at one point. Anyone have luck with that? Thank you!
Nov 02, 2009
jeddsmommy
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: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
When our son was on a PPI (prilosec) and now that he is on an h2Blocker (Axid) we have to adjust his meds every few months to allow for weight gain.

I would think that if you have gone that long without upping the dosage, that it should be time to fiddle with it a bit. I bet she could double for sure. That should take care of the issues you're seeing.

She sure is cute. I love the shirt. ;)

Nov 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
My son was on 30 mg daily until I started mixing with with Caracream/buffer babies. Then I was able to start moving his dose down because the meds were working so much better when mixed with the caracream. I love the stuff!- Karen
Nov 02, 2009
debbieb
Debbie, Mom to:
Derek,10/29/02 GERD,Can't have any legumes(soy, being the worse), allergic to PN/Tree Nuts, struggled to gain weight for years, my "picky" eater,Takes Zegerid. Johnny, 12/05/99 GERD, managed by diet, allergic to cashews/pistachios.
Hi, You can check on the website Marci-kids.com for the dose for her weight and age. They have an easy to use calculator.
Nov 02, 2009
mommamia
Daughter, Mia, born IUGR weighing 4 lbs. 10 oz, diagnosed with reflux at 2 months, open heart surgery to repair VSD at 7 months. Currently on Prevacid & Erythromycin. One happy little girl despite her many struggles!
Vigilantmom - What is Caracream and where do you get it? Thanks!
Check with your
doctor first!