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Nov 03, 2009
jjsophie
Nexium no help!
My 3-month-old was taking Prevacid and doing well on it until her symptoms began to get worse. (I've read reflux peaks at 4 months?) They switched her to Nexium, and it did NOTHING! Has this ever happened to anyone? Does this even make sense, since both drugs do basically the same thing to neutralize acid in the stomach?
Nov 03, 2009
jordyn'smom
Erica
Jordyn 11/30/04 DX GERD at 1month old
Our little one allways seamed to do better on a combination of things and still is on a combo. She is on a PPI (prevacid) she is also on zantac which at you little ones age would need alot of adjusting since it is so weight sensitive and maylox or mylanta when she was that young but now she uses tums. We went for a long time also with a milk allergy. She still gets very crabby and vomits with even the slightest milk in her diet. They have it in her chart as an allergy but she has never tested allergic so may be another thing to concider. At that age its so hard to tell what can be causing symptoms and other than formula the Dr.s arent usually willing to try something else because of the nutrition aspect. As soon as Jordyn turned a year old we went to rice milk and saw a huge improvement.
Nov 05, 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.
I would make sure she is on enough of it. Check Marci-Kids.com for dosages based on her weight and age, they have a great calculator to use. Yes, they all do the same thing, block the acid, course it also takes a week or so to kick in. Consumer reports has a great article rating all the PPI's that basically says they all work as good, so we went with the cheapest, Generic Prilosec. I do know that different people have different side effect from them. My kids got severe diarrhea from Prevacid and my younger one is allergic to Penicillin and can't take Nexium because it has something in it related to Penicillin.
Check with your
doctor first!