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Apr 01, 2011
colesmom2003
Searching for new med bc insurance no longer covers
My son, Cole was weaned from Prevacid Solutabs last summer. He is now having tummy troubles and we are putting him back on a PPI. My insurance only covers Prevacid Solutabs at a non-formulary cost. We are trying Nexium oral suspension packet, only 3 days so far. Last night I mixed it with Gatorade bc he is really fighting me about it. I am mixing it in a small measuring cup and then sucking it into a syringe. I am not able to use the whole 1 T. liquid that is recommended and still get it in the syringe. Any ideas as to how to do this better and can I mix it with anything other than water? It is a 20 mg dose and the recommendation was for 15 mg, so I am thinking it is ok if some of it is left in the measuring cup. I am still looking for an alternate drug/form that is not too expensive. It looks like I could get generic Protonix in a delayed release tablet. Any pros/cons for this med and form?
Apr 01, 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
I recommending using Zegrid OTC. I mix it with water and a small packet of flavored sodium bicarbonate from www.refluxsolutions.com. Extremely effective and cost efficient too.
Apr 01, 2011
colesmom2003
Thank you for responding :) How much is the Zegrid OTC? I am assuming that it is available at WalMart or drugstores?
Apr 01, 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
About $25 for 42 capsules which is split in 3 bottles of 14 capules. I go through one bottle of 14 capsules about every 3 weeks. The sodium bicarbonate to mix in with it is around $4 (I order 10 packets at a time). And more importantly, it is incredibly effective!! When you go to www.refluxsolutions.com click on Caracream and then caracream z. Order the introductory kit plus 10 refill packs. You simply open 14 capsules, add 100 ML of water and one packet of caracream. Shake it up and you are good to go. One batch lasts me about 3 weeks. You can buy Zegrid at Walmart, Walgreens, grocery stores etc. Caracream can only be bought at refluxsolutions.com. Of course you can have the pharmacy do this for you but you will need a script and they charge a fortune!!
Apr 01, 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
PS. The other postive is the small amount you have to give. If you want to give 15 mg then you give 7.5 ml. In Ryans case I did 3.5 ml in the morning and 4 ml at night. Easy easy to get that small amount in them.
Apr 02, 2011
colesmom2003
I am only paying $15 for a 34 day supply of the Nexium :) I was really looking for an alternative to the Prevacid Solutab bc he did well on it and it is by far the simplest to give. I am familiar with drugstore compounding bc we did that before he was old enough to use the Solutab. Does you know if it is ok to mix other liquids than water with the nexium oral suspension? What about the generic Protonix? I am not familiar with that PPI at all and would it be a similar type "pill" like the Solutab?
Apr 02, 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
I do not know of any other PPI solutab medication. I assume Prevacid has the patent on that.

As for as protonix it is a capsule like Prevacid, Zegrid and Priolosec. It can be opened and sprinkled over apple sauce like Prevacid. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000177/#a601246-how

As far as other liquids mixed with Nexium, ask your pharmacist. Here is what I could find. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001062/

Apr 02, 2011
debbieb
Debbie, Mom to:
Derek,10/29/02 GERD,Can't have any legumes(soy, being the worse), allergic to PN/Tree Nuts, struggled to gain weight for years, my "picky" eater,Takes Zegerid. Johnny, 12/05/99 GERD, managed by diet, allergic to cashews/pistachios.
Prilosec can be prescribed as a suspension liquid.
Apr 02, 2011
debbieb
Debbie, Mom to:
Derek,10/29/02 GERD,Can't have any legumes(soy, being the worse), allergic to PN/Tree Nuts, struggled to gain weight for years, my "picky" eater,Takes Zegerid. Johnny, 12/05/99 GERD, managed by diet, allergic to cashews/pistachios.
Zegerid can also still be prescribed. I found out my insurance will cover it.
Apr 04, 2011
debbieb
Debbie, Mom to:
Derek,10/29/02 GERD,Can't have any legumes(soy, being the worse), allergic to PN/Tree Nuts, struggled to gain weight for years, my "picky" eater,Takes Zegerid. Johnny, 12/05/99 GERD, managed by diet, allergic to cashews/pistachios.
Zegerid can also be prescribed as packets to be mixed.
Check with your
doctor first!