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Aug 17, 2010
kavyamom
Prilosec - doing worse than zantac
K has been taking the prilosec capsule for a week now and I see absolutely no improvement. In fact she is worse than she was on zantac. Her sleep is much worse, more congestion at night, and more irritable. I know there were some posts about the congestion and that PPIs won't get rid of the reflux (only reduce the acid, etc.)...however, in our case, the congestion has increased with the PPI compared to when she was on zantac. Ever since we started prilosec a week ago, K has had the congested reflux sound ALL night and while she was on zantac I would hear it only sometimes. I am going to talk to the GI today but just wondering if anyone else experienced the reflux symptoms to be worse on PPI than zantac. Also, we are giving one dose of zantac at night along with the prilosec in the morn.
Aug 18, 2010
mayz
Hi - my son is on prevacid after being on Zantac. He seems much more comfortable during feedings and overall. He does still have lingering congestion, and yes, at times it seems worse than before. I don't have any advice - but just wanted to let you know that I noticed this too. Please update with what your GI doc says!
Aug 18, 2010
kavyamom
My GI told me to stop giving my dd the prilosec capsule since it really made her feel significantly worse than when she was on zantac in all aspects. Now, we are trying prevacid capsule...just started this morning. I am hoping this will suit her.
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