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Aug 10, 2010
kavyamom
prilosec capsule has lactose, which PPI do MSPI or EE kids tolerate best?
I just started giving prilosec capsule and was surfing the web for more info and came across this: PRILOSEC is supplied as delayed-release capsules for oral administration. Each delayed-release capsule contains either 10 mg, 20 mg or 40 mg of omeprazole in the form of enteric-coated granules with the following inactive ingredients: cellulose, disodium hydrogen phosphate, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, lactose, mannitol, sodium lauryl sulfate and other ingredients.

The inactive ingredients lists lactose :-( I am sure Kavya is going to be up all night because she does have a milk allergy. For some reason I thought only the prevacid solutab has lactose. I guess if she reacts badly to this prilosec capsule then I will have to ask the GI for maybe Prevacid capsule (from what I read this doesn't have lactose).

Those kids with MSPI or those with a lot of food intolerance...which PPI could they tolerate? Kavya reacts badly to most medicines (even the dye in tyelenol bothers her and we found that she does better with dye free).

Aug 10, 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
My son it lactose intollerant but has no issues with prilosec. So.. you MIGHT be ok. Never can tell with these little ones. One of the moms on this board swears by Nexium. Hopefully she will chime in.
Aug 10, 2010
adelines mom
we have a local compounding pharmacy that compouds the prilosec for our daughter. we keep it in the refrigerator. it is clear and really doesn't have a taste to it. adeline has been on it well over a year and a half.
Aug 10, 2010
kavyamom
vigilantmom
vigilantmom, I though Ryan was having PREVACID capsules and not Prilosec? Did he try Prilosec capsule sometime earlier...you mentioned that he is lactose intolerant but had no issues with prilosec.
Aug 10, 2010
kavyamom
adelines mom
We tried the prilosec compound before and it didn't suit her at all. Ours was not clear though. It was light pink and creamy. Each pharmacy probably uses different bases. Anyway, we are using the pure capsule content now and will see how she reacts to this.
Aug 10, 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
Ryan was on Prevacid Solutabs from 3 months old to 14 months old. It was not effective for him. He kept loosing his voice, repeated red raw throats, feeding adversions, etc. At 14 months I changed him to Prevacid capsules mixed with caracream. 100% improvement in 1 week. A few weeks ago I changed him to Zegrid OTC (prilosec mixed the sodium bicarbonate) mixed with caracream. Great results just like the Prevacid and no ill affects from the lactose that is in it. Why did I change?? Purely financial and I was curious. Ryan is not at the accute stage in this game that your daughter is so I was willing to try a less expensive option knowing that I could always go back to the tried and true if it didnt work. Plus he is old enough now to tell me if he is hurting so I had that going for me too.

All this in mind... Lactose intollerance is TOTALLY different than a milk allergy. Ryan is not allergic to diary.. he just has a harder time digesting lactose. Stomache cramps, diarhea, gas, etc. So for example he was on Similac Sensitive milk based lactose free formula as a baby and now drinks Lactaid brand Lactose Free Whole milk. Your daughter's poor tolerance is coming from a milk protien allergy.

Aug 11, 2010
kavyamom
Thanks Karen for all the info regarding the meds that you gave Ryan. We started the prilosec capsules yesterday and last night she was squirming and kicking couple of times when she got up and during the day we noticed she is passing a lot of gas. We are on the 13 safe foods now and with the zantac she never had these issues. I am mainly trying PPIs at this point to see if she can eat more variety of foods. Otherwise with the 13 foods, the reflux is manageable with the zantac other than of course during any illness and teething (which seems to be most of the time :-(
Aug 11, 2010
blueleopard
Pictured: G'mom w/3 kids. I'm mom to 1 angel Melissa (dec'd 11/92 - hypoplastic left-heart syn.)
2 healthy daughters (knock wood) Cory (16), Kim (11) & Eric (4) diagnosed with e.e. (scoped 8/08), GERD & severe food/seasonal allergies, asthma. Cried non-stop first 17 mths. of life Found out he is allergic to cow's milk, soy, eggs, and peanuts. Takes Prevacid, Neocate One Plus & Flovent.
My son is allergic to milk and has EE. I break open the Prevacid capsule into a little applesauce & give 20 mins. before feeding.
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doctor first!