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Mar 04, 2010
natheen
Has anyone tried esomeprazole, found in Nexium®
Has anyone tried esomerprazole and did it work for their child?
Mar 04, 2010
natheen
Me and my husband decided to take my daughter into the hospital last night because she was crying of pain and was gassy and hardly drank anything. They checked out my daughter, her lips were kinda dry, but she was not so dehydrated so didn't need IV (fluid), I was able to get 2.5 oz down in her at the hospital. I asked many questions to the pedi there and she answered it fully. She called the pharmacy department at the hospital for the medication and dose amount. She prescribed my daughter esomeprazole (10mg) by Nexium. I have to empty 1 sachet (powder of 10 mg) into a cup of 15ml water, stir and leave for few mins, stir again and give it to my daughter once a day. Do you know anyone that has taken that medication? Was it effective? The dose is much higher than what she was on before 3ml of omperazole once a day. I also don't have to worry about the medication going bad. I noticed most of the parents used Prevacid for their baby. I did ask about this medicine but she didn't really give me a response, could it be that they don't really use this medication in canada?
Mar 04, 2010
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
Congrats on getting the new meds and the higher dose!!! That trip was a good use of your time. There are a few kids on here on Nexium and it has been a life saver for them. Nexium is a proton pump inhibitor like Prevacid, it just works a little differently. I love that you get to mix it fresh every day. That is a big plus for you. I will in very interested in hearing how she is in a week. I hope you have a new baby on your hands. I have my fingers crossed hard for you. Don't worry that a lot of kids here are on Prevacid. That just tends to be the first drug the docs reach for because it comes in a solutab and it's easy. Doesn't work for every child... didnt work for mine.
Mar 04, 2010
jeddsmommy
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: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
I know lots of kids who take 30MG of Prevacaid a day in a split dose. Some take even higher doses. I would think that would be fine. This may be the start of good things!!!!!!! YAY!!!
Mar 04, 2010
natheen
Thank you so much for all the encouragement. I honestly would have stressed myself and not put so much effort if its wasn't for all these mothers who are helping me out. I really appreciate all the help. God Bless You. I will definitely let you guys know how my baby is doing.
Mar 04, 2010
beth anderson
PAGER Director and original GERD Nerd
Mother of Chris (1988) and Katie (1990)
Author of The Reflux Book
Member of PAGER since 1992
Donor since 1992
Omeprazole (Prilosec) , esomeprazole (Nexium) and lansoprazole (Prevacid) are very close cousins. Normally, docs start with the cheapest and easiest to give unless the child has a lot of allergies. Cheapest is defined by your insurance. You can't compare dosing from one medicine to another. The dose of each medicine is not related to the other. Some heartburn meds have a typical dose of 150 mg and some have a typical dose of 10 mg. So instead of changing the dose, the ER doc changed the brand. Interesting. It will probably work just as well as the other one and you won't have issues with stability. You should start to see some results pretty soon. How long did it take for the medicine to work last time? It might be a bit faster this time because you are not starting from zero. I think that Nexium is one of the medicines that works best on an empty stomach. Ask your pharmacist because I'm not sure.
Mar 04, 2010
b-girl
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
Nexium worked MIRACLES for my 2 babies. Honestly, my Jasmine suffered thru so much pain and we tried so many meds. But when we found Nexium, it was a god send!!! It took about 4-5 days to work. I hope you find the same miracle that we did. Sorry you are going thru such hell, but it WILL get better....HUGS
Mar 04, 2010
natheen
oh good, i hope my daughter gets the same miracle. At what age did you start your daughter on Nexium?
Mar 06, 2010
natheen
I'm having difficult time giving the 15ml of esomeprazole to my daughter. It's a lot. She doesn't want to take it. It takes my husband about 30-45 mins to give it to her, slow by slow. We can't add it to apple sauce yet as she didn't start solid. Any suggestions?
Mar 06, 2010
isobel'smamma
Sara, Mom to Isobel 10/01/08 Dx Silent reflux @ 6 wks. Prevacid 22.5mg split in 2 doses. Pepcid .5ml twice a day. Diagnostically confirmed milk protein, egg and cat allergy. Suspected corn, pea and squash allergy. Trialed Alimentum and Elecare without success, currently on Isomil Advance RTF with moderate success. Barium Swallow and UGI 3/08 Pondering a ph probe and endoscopy.
Use an oral dosing syringe and squirt it into her cheek pocket. Trying to dose using the bottle could make her aversion worse. Your pharmacy should have a syringe for you. 15mls is 1 tablespoon, you can probably do it in 3 squirts.
Mar 06, 2010
natheen
Oh we do use the syringe. We are squirting 1-2ml at a time because otherwise she will spit the entire medication out.
Mar 07, 2010
b-girl
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
We used to dilute in 10mls instead of 15ml. Our pharmacist and MD approved this. Maybe it would help?
Mar 07, 2010
natheen
Hi, I'm starting to get worried, maybe this medication is not for my daughter. She is totally refusing to drink and its day 4.
Mar 09, 2010
b-girl
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
If you are really worried, take her back. Will she take maloxx or mylanta? Sometimes that helps enough to get them to drink again!!?
Check with your
doctor first!