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Dec 24, 2010
Bad reaction to Prevacid?
Hi, My drs. office is closed for the next few days for the holidays and this isn't an emergency so I'm hoping to get some advice from fellow parents. My 3 month old ds has been on zantac since he was 5 days old. We saw a GI specialist this week who switched us to Prevacid solutabs (15 mg first thing in am) and took us off zantac. (in the past we've tried prevacid compounded and we didn't see improvement, also tried eurthromycin sp? and it gave ds horrible diaper rash) So we've been on the prevacid for 4 days and things have gotten SO much worse. DS is waking numerious times per night and it seems like his colic has returned (after being gone for about 2 weeks). He is crying/screaming throughout the day unconsolibly. Could this be due to the prevacid? I'm wondering if he is having a bad reaction? Anyone have experience with this? Thanks for any advice.
Dec 24, 2010
I forgot to mention..he developed a bad diaper rash again since reintroducing the prevacid.
Dec 24, 2010
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
Did you stop the Zantac cold turkey? If so, that might be your problem. It takes a week to 14 days for Prevacid to on board. You need to give the Zantac in the mean time just not with in 2 hours of each other.

I forget, is your son MSPI?

Dec 26, 2010
yes, we had stopped the zantac cold turkey. But yesterday I started the zantac again and stopped the prevacid (at least until I can speak with the GI doc on Monday). Now that you mention it I am surprised she didn't have us overlap. I didn't think he'd have such a bad reaction...I guess the zantac was helping a little. Thanks for bringing this to my attention! Happy holidays!
Dec 27, 2010
Is your baby MSPI? What formula is he on?
Dec 28, 2010
Since I am not sure what MSPI is I think the answer is no? Charlie is on nutramigen formula. He has been for about 7 weeks now. Spoke with GI doc today who said to give the 15mg solutab in the am and a dose of zantac at night. Heres hoping. Thank you for the advice!
Check with your
doctor first!