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Nov 11, 2009
nexium and mylanta
can i use mylanta with nexium? is that safe? my 3 month old dd just started nexium this morning (prevacid wasn't helping) but she's taking 10 mg in the morning and I'm worried about her hurting at night and thought maybe that would be a good time to give her some mylanta? what's a good amount to give her? 1 teaspoon? does that have to be 30 mins in advance or with her bottle? also - for any of you momma's who have used nexium (and it actually worked), how long did it take you to notice an improvement. a few days, two weeks, four weeks? thanks from a lost first-time mom!
Nov 11, 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.
It took about a few days for me to notice improvements when we switched from Prilosec to Nexium. For some reasons, Prilosec suddenly stopped working for my son after a couple of good months. My son is still on 10mg AM and doesn't need Mylanta. At first, I was worried if the dosage was too low for him, but the pharmacist told me to try it first and it turned out it was right for him. From what I remember, Mylanta can be given anytime as long as it's placed at least 1.5 ~ 2hrs apart from Nexium. Mylanta is an antiacid and it's supposed to neutralize the acid that currently has in his stomach. I am not sure about the dosage for Mylanta, but I would start with 1tsp first and then increase it to 2tsp if it doesn't seem to work. Hope it help. HUGSS!
Nov 11, 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:
You can try the Nexium at that dose for a week and see if it works. If not, most kids need a split dose for meds to work to their fullest extent.

I would try to do the Mylanta 30 mins prior to meals and spaced away from the Nexium to make sure each meds can do it's job well.

The sure fire way to get a dosage for an Over The Counter (OTC) med is to call the pharmacist. Call, give a current weight and what OTC med you want to use, they will most certainly be able to give you a good safe dose.

Pharmacists in general, have a WONDERFUL knowledge of meds and their interactions. Use that to your benefit. :-)

Nov 12, 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 agree with Jessica. Get the dosage from the pharmacist. 1 tsp is what I give Ryan for occasional constipation and he is 18 months old and 26 pounds so that feels like too much for your daugher. On Marci-kids website it says 1/2 tsp no more than twice a day no more than 2 weeks at a time. You dont want to create a bowel dependency. Also be sure you are buying the alumimum free Mylanta Cherry Supreme. click on medications on the right hand side.
Check with your
doctor first!