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Feb 26, 2011
ljoy_22
prevacid mixing questions
My baby's dr. agreed to let us try Prevacid (he is currently on Zantac). The nurse told me to mix it with water, but I have been looking at posts on here that talk about mixing with Buffer Babies. Will water work?? Or is there a reason to buy Buffer Babies? Also, do I quit the Zantac when I start the Prevacid or overlap? If you have been keeping up with us, our scope/ pH probe/ biopsies went great. They didn't see any damage and because of that, just recommended we try Zantac for 4 more weeks then see if stopping it works. I requested we try Prevacid because Zantac does make a dramatic difference, but there are times I think things still have room for improvement. Has anyone else been in this situation where there doesn't appear to be anything wrong, but there is a major difference in feeding habits, sleep, and crying off vs. on medication? It can be so frustrating sometimes when the drs and other people think your baby is fine, but you know they are not!! I REALLY appreciate this website and all of you who have posted on my previous topics. Thanks for the help and encouragement!!
Feb 26, 2011
ljoy_22
one answer
Just visited Marci-kids website and answered the med overlap question. Sorry about forgetting to define paragraphs!! Will try to re-do it here:
Feb 26, 2011
ljoy_22
paragraphs ;)
My baby's dr. agreed to let us try Prevacid (he is currently on Zantac). The nurse told me to mix it with water, but I have been looking at posts on here that talk about mixing with Buffer Babies. Will water work?? Or is there a reason to buy Buffer Babies?

Also, do I quit the Zantac when I start the Prevacid or overlap?

If you have been keeping up with us, our scope/ pH probe/ biopsies went great. They didn't see any damage and because of that, just recommended we try Zantac for 4 more weeks then see if stopping it works.

I requested we try Prevacid because Zantac does make a dramatic difference, but there are times I think things still have room for improvement. Has anyone else been in this situation where there doesn't appear to be anything wrong, but there is a major difference in feeding habits, sleep, and crying off vs. on medication? It can be so frustrating sometimes when the drs and other people think your baby is fine, but you know they are not!!

I REALLY appreciate this website and all of you who have posted on my previous topics. Thanks for the help and encouragement!!

Feb 26, 2011
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's scope was totally clear but he had issues galore. The thing that straightened him out was the Prevacid mixed with Caracream. Had it not been for that he would have been on a feeding tube.
Mar 02, 2011
jgsbennett
Ginger Bennett
Mom to Stanton - 2 year old with GERD, DGE and MPI
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We used Prevacid solutabs and dissolved them in water, then used an eye dropper to give the medicine to my son. We did this for about a year...and noticed what you mentioned. At times it seemed to work, but other times it wasn't working. So - we finally switched to Marci-Kids and now, for the past year, have been using over the counter prevacid with Buffer Babies. What a huge difference! I no longer have to time the medication around food.....and the vomiting dramatically decreased from 25 + times a day to a few times a day....and now to a few times a week. it does take some time to find the right balance and medication combination - but i think it's worth a try Oh - and about the doctors.....mine always blew me off too- until my little one threw up so violently on him! Ha - that was a fun day. I have since switched pediatricians and now have one that listens and takes action! Ginger
Check with your
doctor first!