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Jun 07, 2010
carmen
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how do u give baby prevacid???
I have a 3week old baby that needs to take the prevacid solu tabs but how in the world do you get them to take it? If I put it in a suringe or bottle, the little grit pieces don't come out into his mouth. It's so grity it sticks to what ever I put it in to put in his mouth. Any suggestions? Anyone else giving an infant this? Help?!
Jun 07, 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
Hi and Welcome. Yes, many many of the kids are this board are on solutabs. It is much better than the compounds.

You have to use a syringe with a plunger. The syringe that comes with the Infant Motrin works really well because of the fatter opening. Put the tablet in the syringe, put the plunger back in, draw back 2 ml of water and then draw back a litte air. Shake for a few seconds and then squirt it between the cheeks and gums towards the back of the mouth. If any medicine balls remain in the syringe pull back a little more water and squirt it in. That's it. Make sure you are giving it on an empty stomache and feeding 30 minutes later.

Jun 12, 2010
nkymom
Why do you say it's better than the compound? Just curious? The solutab has lactose in it so they had to switch my daughter, but I've noticed at the end of the prevacid liquid it seems to not work as well...is this why you said that? Thanks.
Jun 13, 2010
emibug
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
there are a few sites out there, mostly medicine information sites, and i *think* marcikids that say the compounded PPIs such as prevacid and prilosec start degrading as soon as mixed. it takes 2 weeks fro them to slowly loose all effectiveness. if you can get your meds mixed every 2 weeks and keep them refrigerated, you are usually okay.

some moms have found caracream to be a big help in both the aspects of giving a child medication AND medication effectiveness, (available at marcikids) but i have never tried it. from what i hear you are able to mix the granules (from the inside of the pills- i am not sure about solutabs) and it is more effective and stable.

i know some moms from the past who have sat there with their infant and put a solutab on their finger, put it on the side of the infants cheek and let the baby suck or gum it, it dissolves very quickly.
Check with your
doctor first!