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Nov 03, 2009
Helen Lai - question for you
I saw that you switched meds because prevacid was causing "restlessness"? How did you know it was the medicine? Do see a GI vs. a pediatrician? I am using Mylicon in combo with prevacid to relieve the reflux and gas pain that my little one has but I am wondering if the prevacid is causing the gas pain to begin with? I am wondering if that is the "restlessness" that you describe. Does this sound familiar at all? Thanks for any help!!!
Nov 04, 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.
By "restlessness", I meant my son was very tired and kept yawning a hundred times but he was not able to settle down and fall asleep until 2-3 hrs later than his usual bed or nap time. He had been on Prilosec and slept pretty well until Jan 09. We have seen GI doctors for his reflux and was told that Prevacid was not for everyone and my son might have had side effects such as headache. Once we switched to Nexium, he eats and sleeps much better since.
Nov 04, 2009
Thank you!
Thank you for the response. I wondered with my 2nd son if I should see a GI AND if prevacid was right for him. But I didn't realize that Nexium was the same strength. My pediatrician only prescribes prevacid so we would have to see a GI if we thought that it was an issue. For my first son, prevacid was a god send. Thanks again!
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