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Aug 15, 2011
Olivia born 5/4/11, diagnosed with severe reflux @ 6 weeks
compounded prevacid question
After reading some of your responses to other posts, I have some concerns about the effectivness of the compounded prevacid that my DD is on. I read here and on the cc/bb website that most compounds are only good for 5 days. We've been using out compounded prevacid for well over 5 days, as we have a 30 day supply. I called and asked the pharmacist how long and what it was made from. His answer - its made from sodium bicarbonate and another liquid that Im drawing a blank on to make the prevacid disolve. He also said the compound should be good for 30 days. What is everyones experience with this?? I asked the dr about it this morning and she said if we were concerned about it, we can try and use the solutabs, but they may not be covered under our insurance... We still have issues feeding 10 weeks into meds, so something has to give here!
Aug 15, 2011
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
Go to the post called New Here for instruction on the right compounding "recipe". The other ingredient may have been Theresol That is what is used to dissolve the medicine balls. I would find out if Zegerid powder packets are covered under your insurance. With the powder packets you get a fresh dose every time. Its wonderful and you don't have to time it around food.
Check with your
doctor first!