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Mar 11, 2011
ljoy_22
Caracream Question
I ordered CaraCream Max because I thought it aided absorption and enabled giving Prevacid regardless of meal times. After reading the directions I'm confused. Can you only use it with capsules of Prevacid? We are using solutabs cut in 1/2. I have a feeling I should look into returning the kit...
Mar 11, 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
You mix the caracream with Prevacid OTC. You give that instead of the solutabs. It should have come with mixing and dosing instructions. Yes it increases absorbtion, takes away the need to time it around feedings and it easier to adjust the dosage because it is in liquid form. I would try it for a couple of weeks. The introductory kit is only $12 and the Prevacid is cheap too. Your not out anything to try it. You might find it is easier and more agreeable with your LO.
Mar 11, 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
You mix the caracream with Prevacid OTC. You give that instead of the solutabs. It should have come with mixing and dosing instructions. Yes it increases absorbtion, takes away the need to time it around feedings and it easier to adjust the dosage because it is in liquid form. I would try it for a couple of weeks. The introductory kit is only $12 and the Prevacid is cheap too. Your not out anything to try it. You might find it is easier and more agreeable with your LO.
Mar 12, 2011
ljoy_22
What did you tell your dr. when you did OTC Prevacid? Weren't they upset with you for doing that? Not that it probably hurts anything...
Mar 12, 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
He is completely fine and supportive. I had a script for the capsules when we started this journet. Prevacid OTC is identicle to the old Prevacid by prescription. Once the patent rights ran out, then the generic came out so they went OTC and you could no longer get it by prescription. Now they have OTC rights for x amount of years and then the generic will go OTC. That is the way of pharmacutical drugs.

Remember that there was not always Solutabs. It use to be that all you could get was the capsules and you either mixed the beads with a little juice or apple sauce or you had it made into a suspension. Using the capsules is not some crazy out of the box way to give PPIs. Its actually they way they use to be given. In my opinion, the Solutabs are great and have made things better for some but they still have some work to do. All of the PPIs manufactures do. It they didn't we wouldn't have so many kids still struggling with their reflux.

Mar 12, 2011
ljoy_22
That makes sense :)
Check with your
doctor first!