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Apr 04, 2011
elenacs
Elena, Mom to 2 great kids with the 3 Amigos..GERD, Allergies, & Asthma.
Zegerid Questions
Is the Zegerid OTC the same as the Zegerid Oral Suspension? Basically,. are they equally effective? My son can swallow pills and might look into switching him from Prevacid Solutabs 30mg in the am to Zegerid OTC 20mg..once in the am, once in the pm. Does the OTC have to be taken on an empty stomach as well? Also, are any of concerned about the high sodium level in the Zegerid? Have you seen any negative side effects? Debbie, I will take you up on your offer and shoot you an email later today. I really appreciate your support and kindness. It sounds like our sons are pretty similar in their struggles and symptoms...and age! Thank you to all, Elena
Apr 04, 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
The Zegerid Oral Suspension is just a liquid version of Zegerid OTC. If your son can swallow capsules, then I would do the OTC. Cheaper. I make the Zegerid OTC into a liquid suspension. No side effects, only great results. Nope, empty stomach is not needed. Great plus!! My ped has no concerns over the amount of sodium bicarbonate in it and keep in mind that when I make the suspension, I add more sodium bicarbonate to it.

Both you and Debbie may find that after making the switch to Zegerid are you able to lower the dosages. I found that with Ryan. He was on 30mg a day split twice a day of the solutabs. Once I moved to the Prevacid mixed with Caracream (basically the same thing as Zegerid) I was able to drop back to 15 mg pretty quick with still wonderful results. Then when I changed to Zegerid I was able to take him down to 8mg. It was that much more effective. Now every child is different, but you may find the same thing with your kids.

Apr 04, 2011
zack'smom
Zack born 09/28/07 @ 31 weeks. Dx silent reflux @ 6 mo. Now not so silent. Switched to Elecare @ 9 mo. On Prevacid 15mg 1x daily. Looking to stop the puke and gain some lbs.
Puke stopped about 24 months and he's learning to eat...very slowly.
Still on prevacid and periactin.
they are the same...Ohhhhh how I wish Zack could swallow the pill!! it would save me a bloody fortune!!!
Apr 06, 2011
elenacs
Elena, Mom to 2 great kids with the 3 Amigos..GERD, Allergies, & Asthma.
UUGh! Well, I looked at the size of the pill! He's used to the Prevacid OTC....The Zegerid capsule is so big, I don't even think I could manage it!! Do you give your child one or 2 doses a day?
Apr 06, 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
They are bigger because they have sodioum bicarbonate with the PPI to more effectively get the med in them. You can get powder packs or get the oral suspension from the pharmacy or make it yourself. Making it yourself is really easy. You will open 14 capsules, add 100 ml of water and add one small packet of sodioum bicarbonate (caracream) and shake it up. That is exactly what the pharmacy is going and what the powder packets are. You can get the extra sodium bicarbonate packets from www.refluxsolutions.com. It is the retail site for www.marci-kids.com. They were the inventors of Zedgird. When they sold the rights to the pharmacutical company they retained the right to distribute the caracream packets. - Karen
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doctor first!