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Nov 16, 2010
sandybaby
Does antibotics effect refux
my 6 1/2 month old son suffers very bad with silent reflux he was only put on meds about 1 month ago zantac and it has been working but not at night anyway he has been sick with tonsillitis for the past few days and was put on antibotics and iv noticed he's getting up alot of liquid acid spilling out out of his mouth and he's much worse at night have to give him gripe water which i hadnt for a while when he started on the meds, i can notice his symptoms coming back im just hoping its while he's on the meds, it was his first time on antibotic so i dont know weather its that or now, another thing is he's about 16/17lbs and he's only on 0.5ml 3 times a day so maybe it need to be ajusted! thank you
Nov 16, 2010
dcd
Yes, Zantac is very weight sensitive. But also keep in mind that the body can develop a tolerance to H2 blockers (like Zantac) and they can stop working.

You might want to ask your doctor about a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) medication like Prevacid since your son is still suffering.

Nov 16, 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
I agree with above and yes.... antibiotics are brutal on our little refluxers. They are hard on their stomaches and it makes them much more urpy. Sounds like you have a couple of culprits right now. Sorry!
Nov 17, 2010
lorenzomama
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
I highly recommend using probiotics during and after the use of antibiotics. They can help to re-establish the beneficial bacterial flora in the digestive system.

Also, if your LO is already getting infected tonsils, I would definitely agree that you may need to look at more aggressive treatment of the reflux. Reflux can cause tremendous irritation to the tonsils and adenoids, and chronic inflammation of them can cause them to remain enlarged and/or infected, which in turn can lead to obstructive sleep apnea and recommendations for surgical removal.

Nov 17, 2010
sandybaby
hi guys thanks for all your info you have really helped me as everyone seems to know very little bout reflux and and any time u mention it to a nurse or doc they just brush it off as if its no biggie really annoys me, lorenzomama when u mean probiotics u mean those yogart drinks is my little man not to young for those he's only 6 1/2 months i havent ever tryed a yogart on him yet i do be afraid to try new things in case he gets a flair up
Nov 17, 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
The best probiotics that I have come across for babies. http://www.biogaia.com/consumer/biogaia-probiotic-products/probiotic-drops
Check with your
doctor first!