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Nov 02, 2009
prevacid side effect?
Kody is almost 11 months now and has been having a time with his reflux lately. He's been screaming with it coming up and his face just tells me it's painful. He's also been hitting his head with his hand. He's been doing this for almost 2 weeks probably. I'm wondering if he's gettting headaches from the prevacid but how would you know with him being so young? I also think that he's teething right now so I don't know if that's why the prevacid isn't working or what's going on? What should I do? I hate switching drugs again but I don't want him to have headaches and pain from his reflux. Help?
Nov 02, 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
I dont recall.. Have you tried the Caracream or changing to Nexium?
Nov 02, 2009
harley's mommy
Harley James born 6/16/09 at 39w 2d healthy 6 pound 6 ounce and 19 inches long born at 3:18 pm. Had Silent Reflux at a month old didn't discover he had it until it became not so silent at 3 and a half months and still struggling every day! Is on zantac 2x daily .8 dose started it on 9/8/09
Weight limit on ranitidine
just wondering when to up it? he is on .8 and last time we checked he was 15 pounds and i know it weight sensitive. thanks i will of course ask his doc i was jw
Nov 02, 2009
Karen he's currently on the solutabs. We haven't tried the caracream or nexium. He just doesn't seem to be doing as well as he was on this and I'm not sure what to do. I'll have to try to wait and see maybe and then call the gi. Ugh I hate reflux and dge!!!
Nov 03, 2009
helen lai
Mom to Matthew, 01/16/08, GERD baby, has been on Zantac since 2 mos. Aidan, his twin brother, no GERD. Max-ed out on Zantac at 1ml-3 times/day, and switched to Prevacid 15mg split tab 08/20/08. Switched again to 20mg Prilosec 09/18/08 due to Prevacid's restlessness/headache side effects. Reflux was out of control again and had to switch to 10mg Nexium 02/11/09. Good result so far.
When my son was on Prevacid, he was very restless and had a hard time falling asleep. He kept yawning but was not able to fall asleep until 2-3 hrs later than his usual bed time. GI said it might be a headache. Tylenol didn't help much for him but I heard from other mom that Tylenol might help to tell if the pain was a non-reflux related pain such as headache or teething.
Nov 13, 2009
My daughter was prescribed this as well. I had a 50 dollar co pay and after just one dose she began projectile puking and screaming in pain. Come to find out it had lactose in it. My doctor knew she was lactose intolerant but stil prescribed it. I was furious! Is your little one on a lactose free formula or regular formula?
Check with your
doctor first!