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Nov 19, 2009
fiddle1
Fiddle1
DD 10 mos.
15 mg prevacid solutab/day
dx GERD at 4 weeks
had relatively peaceful 5 months-9.5 months
now regressing, waking 10+ times/night,
not sleeping longer than 1-2 hours,
waiting for bronchitis to go away
docs say secondary reflux b/c of chest infection
Carafate and prevacid timing
Hello - Sleep deprived mama here. trying to figure out how to give these two meds according to package directions, and i don't think it is possible. i'm waiting for a call back from the drug rep, but i wanted to get it from you experts out there since you are "in the trenches." Turns out, I was royally screwing up by giving DD her prevacid solutab whole without dissolving it. I figured that dissolving thing was just for smaller babies. But no, you were right and the doc said it must be dissolved first. And she wants me to divide the tablet. So we have to give 2 doses a day, at least 30 minutes b/f a meal. BUT, we now can give Carafate for the next 7 days to help control this secondary reflux we've had over the last 3 weeks. Carafate can't be given within an hour of the prevacid. AND the package says give carafate one hour before or two hours after meals. DD is almost 11 months and still mostly breastfed..plus waking up constantly at night. How do I do this?? I want to be absolutely sure I'm giving both meds correctly so that she (AND WE) can get some relief. Anyone out there have a specific schedule they use with both meds and meals? This is too complex a math problem for me..even the pharmacist was stumped.
Nov 19, 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
Yes, I can help. Tell me approximately what her feeding schedule is and I can figure it out from there. example.. 7 am, 11 am 3 pm, 7 pm, 11 pm.
Nov 22, 2009
fiddle1
Fiddle1
DD 10 mos.
15 mg prevacid solutab/day
dx GERD at 4 weeks
had relatively peaceful 5 months-9.5 months
now regressing, waking 10+ times/night,
not sleeping longer than 1-2 hours,
waiting for bronchitis to go away
docs say secondary reflux b/c of chest infection
Thanks! We've been stumbling along..but it only works if I give Carafate sometime in the night. She used to nurse at 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 7 p.m. plus sometimes twice a night depending on when she woke. now with the meds, i've cut out the 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. nursing, and i"m TRYING to cut out middle of the night nursings. She gets solids right after the 12 p.m. nursing and i've bumped up her evening nursing to 6 p.m. (solids after). So far, i've been giving the prevacid (whole dose..not split up) right when she wakes up in the morning, and then waiting 30 minutes b/f nursing, and then waiting two hours, just before her first nap to give the carafate. Then I give the carafate just after she wakes up from her second nap around 4 p.m. The third dose of carafate comes sometime in the middle of the night..at least 2 hours after a nursing (if I have nursed). I can't see how to split up the prevacid until we are done with the Carafate (on Tuesday). BTW, I haven't really noticed any difference on the Carafate. Some days she naps better, but then others, she awakens after 40 minutes. At night, she doesn't sleep longer than an hour on her tucker wedge in her crib. We've resorted to sleeping in shifts and cosleeping with her. She moves so much in her sleep, and after 2 hours fusses with her eyes closed. If someone is right there, they can replace her paci, cuddle her and keep her quiet until she settles into the next 2-hour stretch. I don't know any other way of coping. I just don't understand. I thought we had this managed and that they grew out of this. I am taking her to a sleep specialist on Tuesday to see if he can offer any advice. I cannot possibly imagine living like this for much longer. I don't mean to sound dramatic, and I know many moms on these message boards have coped with much worse, and I honestly don't see how. I guess I may not have a choice, though. I try so hard to be positive, but many times it just escapes me.
Check with your
doctor first!