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Dec 09, 2011
kavyamom
Anyone doing PPI in the morn and zantac at night?
Kavya was on Prevacid with Buffer Babies. Since buffer babies is no longer available, I tried Zegerid. Turns out she is allergic to Zegerid :( So, yesterday I tried Prevacid on its own (capsule contents mixed with small amount of yogurt). Last night was a complete nightmare, coughing/congestion all night long. I had given 1/2 15mg Prevacid capsule in the morn and 1 1/2 capsule at night yesterday. The morn dose was given on an empty stomach and meal 1/2 hr later. The evening dose was given 1 hr after she had a few slices of apple (perhaps the stomach was not empty enough and hence the medicine didn't work?? I thought small amount of apple would exit the stomach within a short time) and gave her dinner 1/2 hr after the medicine.

Should I try to have more of an empty stomach for the evening dose of prevacid (she is such a slow eater...it is hard to have a lot of gap between meals)? If that still doesn't work, I want to try prevacid in the morn and zantac in the evening. If I give her 15 mg prevacid in the morn, how much zantac can I give her at night? She is 3 years old and weighs 29.5 lbs. I have left a msg for the doctor as well but just wanted to see if there is anyone who gives a PPI in the morn and zantac at night.

Dec 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
Have you signed into the Facebook page Fans of Marci-kids. There are instructions out there on out to make a caracream like buffer to mix with prevacid with out of Tums which is calcium bicarbonate.
Dec 11, 2011
mangogal
Mom to two refluxers. DS 4.5 years, on prevacid since 5 weeks. Trial wean this summer...fail. Intolerant of dairy and soy DD born Nov 2010. Currently on zegerid. Had stomach malrotation & surgery at 9 months. Avoiding dairy/soy with her while BFing.
I didn't know marci kids was on facebook. I want to check that out.

In the past, I did prevacid in the pm and zantac in the am. Opposite of what my doctor wanted us to try but symptoms were worse at night and it worked better for us. Switching to zegerid worked the best but I see your child is allergic.

Dec 11, 2011
kavyamom
vigilantmom
Thanks for letting me know about the facebook page. I have sent a request to join the group and hopefully someone will accept me soon.
Dec 11, 2011
kavyamom
mangogal
When you were doing prevacid and zantac, do you remember what the dosing of each was? Also, approximately what your child's weight at the time was? Just trying to see what your GI was comfortable with. My GI doesn't seem comfy with doing both prevacid and zantac. Thanks.
Dec 12, 2011
mangogal
Mom to two refluxers. DS 4.5 years, on prevacid since 5 weeks. Trial wean this summer...fail. Intolerant of dairy and soy DD born Nov 2010. Currently on zegerid. Had stomach malrotation & surgery at 9 months. Avoiding dairy/soy with her while BFing.
I was giving the prevacid and zantac when my DD was pretty young, only a few months old. So the dosing would be much different than what a 3 year old could have (as far as the zantac since it is weight dependent). The prevacid was 15 mg. She didn't start doing better til we switched to zegerid and used marci kids dosing.
Check with your
doctor first!