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Mar 02, 2012
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.
Help...should we change meds?
My 4.5 year old has reflux (had pH probe study in January). He's been on prevacid since newborn. Currently on prevacid ODT 15 mg once a day. He has never been the greatest sleeper but sleeps through the nights. He wakes up early most mornings between 5 and 6 and complains on stomach pain, epigastric pain, etc. He will request mylanta, tums, rice milk. Rarely will he return to sleep. Makes for a long day. He's yawning on the way to school. I've tried giving mylanta/tums at night to see if it will help. A few times he will sleep til 7 and then says how great he feels the next day. Every day he isn't up at 5 but I feel like it is often enough that he is up early and complaining of reflux pains. When do you throw in the towel with a medication and try something new? I give prevacid late afternoon/before dinner time as it is the only time I can get him to have an empty stomach. Any advice? The Gi doc things we should try to wean him every few months from prevacid but I feel like he isn't even controlled right now. Any advice? thanks
Mar 05, 2012
dcd
Have you ever tried a higher dose of the Prevacid?
Mar 16, 2012
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.
We have tried higher doses of prevacid (30 mg) in the past when he was having lots of hoarse voice issues about a year and a half ago. He didn't get that dose for very long though. currently, I am just doing tums/mylanta as needed and monitoring him. He has good days and bad days.
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doctor first!