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Nov 04, 2011
kavyamom
Zegerid dosing question
I will be setting up an apt. with the GI soon to get a script for Zegerid powder packs (she is a bit conservative so hopefully she is familiar with this and willing to give me a script for this fairly new med). Kavya is currently taking Prevacid 9mg in the morn and 18mg at night (total of 27mg). What would be the equivalent Zegerid dosing? Without the marci-kids web site not sure where to get this info. The GI should know this but you know how docs are with under dosing, etc. so I want to be prepared. Also, I hear the 40mg Zegerid packs are more effective than the 20mg ones in terms of concentration or something like that?? Thanks for any info regarding Zegerid.
Nov 06, 2011
jenrackley
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Humn.... I am not 100% sure on this. I know a lot of them are different. The dosing between Nexium and Prevacid are different too. I would call a pharmacy and talk with the pharmacist. They can tell you the "plain facts" without the dosing issues you can see sometimes. HTH.
Nov 07, 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
Theoretically speaking..... They tend to use 20mg prilosec, 20 mg Zegerid and 15 mg of Prevacid interchangably.....

Ryan was on 30 mg of Prevacid and it was doing nothing for him..... When I changed to prevacid with Caracream (basically Zegerid) I started with keeping him at the 30 mg dose.. but quickly realized that he no longer needed that high of a dose anymore because the meds were able to get into him with out the acid destroying it first. With in a month of the the caracream I dropped him down to 15 mg a day with great results. You might find the same thing with your daughter. You can start with the higher dose and then try to wean down a little. The goal is always to find the best results with the least amount of meds if that makes sense.

Nov 07, 2011
kavyamom
Karen, we are already doing prevacid with BB and she still needs 27mg. I haven't been able to wean down from that. Tried twice after she got all her teeth and it was just a disaster. Since BB and caracream are not available now, that's why I am looking into Zegerid powder packs.
Nov 07, 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
If it were me, then I would stick to the higher dose of Zegerid.
Check with your
doctor first!