Prevacid and infant reflux

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Avatar n tn I would not do both at all and 7 weeks old is really to young for meds. It seems like more and mroe dr's are perscribing meds for babies that don't need it. He might not agree with the formula he is given or is eating to much. The dr never todl you to use cereal did he??? A baby under 9 months digestive tract is not ready for cereals and lots of foods. It will casue lots of digeestive problems.
Avatar n tn If she seems healthy and is gaining weight I wouldn't worry. My neice had reflux also and took meds until about 8 months of age. she's nine now, healthy and happy.
Avatar n tn 5 month old son has numerous little problems, when he was born everything seemed fine, after a few months it was found that he had right tortacullus( he gets physio) stridor due to laryngomalacia,severe reflux( he is on prevacid due to numerous choking episodes and low weight) He also is on his 3rd ekg since the left ventricle reading is always high.
162948 tn?1205256292 My little ryan also has acid reflux. He is on prevacid as well 15mg once a day and I put the pill in the syringe and give it to him no problem. He only chokes when I put to may drops in his mouth. I have got it down now and he has no problem. He loves the taste and cries when it is all done. The baby loves it. He has been on it for two weeks and he is like a different baby, but still cries a lot more then other babies. He is better. I to hope he out grows it.
Avatar f tn My son, who is now 7 weeks old, is suffering with the same reflux pain. It got so bad that he would cry and shriek in pain during every feeding. I would cry and be heartbroken watching him and his little belly suffer. His sleep patterns were identical to how you described your son's! It was so deflating to both my little guy and me when he would only sleep those short naps. Then he would be overly tired and fights all the naps after that.
Avatar m tn my 6 month old has reflux. She has to be on both prevacid and zantac. It is possible that the dose is not enough for him, he needs a different med, or that he needs a combination of meds. She started out on zantac at 4 weeks. We noticed a significant improvement on the zantac within a day or two, but we kept having to increas the dose. By 4 months we were coping with severe silent reflux symptoms, so the ped suggested we put her on prevacid and wean her off the zantac.
171768 tn?1324233699 I hope this helps, my son is doing great now, but I do remember the days of acid reflux and giving prevacid everyday. It really did wonders for my son though, prevacid was a miracle for us!! (Sorry if my explanation is a little confusing, its not easy trying to explain exactly what I mean,we need like a instructional video or something on the topic lol)!!
Avatar n tn zantac, axid, prevacid, and zegerid. He is also on neocate for allergic collitis. His reflux was under control, but has since deteriorated. He has also developed scoliosis. After seeing a spine specialist today, he thinks that the reflux, sandifer syndrome is causing the scoliosis. Our GI does not think so.
171768 tn?1324233699 I can't even imagine what it must be like to go through that and not know what's wrong, why you hurt, etc... My daughter is 5 months old and has silent reflux. She has been on Zantac since 4 weeks old, but it just wasn't doing enough. She went onto prevacid at 4 months old, and I was so excited to notice a huge difference within 24 hours. However, we have been unable to wean her off of the zantac. If we miss even 1 dose, the poor thing starts shrieking, arching, turning red, etc...
906115 tn?1344204109 There are more and more babies getting reflux and having tummy issues so I thought I would give you the heads up on some products out there and costs. As some of you know it is NOT reccomended to put baby in the car seat or swing for sleeping, reflux, or for most of babies time. Babies under 6 months will not get enough oxygen in these seats and it can lead to SIDS. ALso they are not at the proper incline to aid as they are more an incline then 30 degrees.
223237 tn?1302191991 I would also recommend this website. It educated me about infant reflux and the ladies on it are great (someone who could relate to us). www. infantreflux. org Feel free to PM me if you have any more questions about reflux. Good luck.
Avatar n tn The pediatrician gave her Prevacid SoluTab 15mg. and changed her formula from dairy/whey based to SOY. Any assistance anyone can give us will be deeply appreciated. I am very concerned for the baby. She has lost a few pounds. I am afraid there is something else going on? thank you.
Avatar n tn My 12 week old grandson has been diagnosed with acid reflux and an allergy to proteins. He is currently taking Prevacid, Mylacon, Miralax, and Reglan oral. He is on Similac Alimentum formula, the ready made,, with an addiional 1/4 of powder and some oatmeal cereal in the bottles. The poor baby is almost always in pain of some sort. Then, on New Years Day he had what his GI Dr.
Avatar m tn she has a chromosonal translocation, and was diagnosed with severe acid reflux and failure to thrive by both her gi doc, and her peditircian. she is currently on a 22 calorie die per bottle of neocate infant powder, and beech nut babyfoods.( i was told specifically no gerber). we have done nuclear medicine to confirm her stomach is not emptying properly. she takes regailn 4 x aday 20 min before a feeding, and also takes prevacid and milk of magnesia.
Avatar f tn Sorry you and Addison are going through this. I went through reflux so I know how trying and exhausting it can become. What meds did the prescribe for her? I hope it helps her.
Avatar n tn My 4 1/2 month has acid reflux. We have him on soy formula and zytanx or how every you spell it and mylanta. I did some research on line and found this stuff called Colic Calm that has been a life saver to us. My son, for the first two months all he did was scream. He spit up all the time. Could only eat an oz at a time if that and than he would throw himself backwards and pull his legs towards his chest. He wouldn't sleep either. We started him on the Colic Calm stuff.
Avatar f tn We went home on that Mon following and he still threw up for a little bit but not nearly that bad The surgery was approximately 45 min start to finish and they said that it is the 2nd most common surgery for young infant (predominantly) boys next to a hernia When he was recovering, we had to feed him every 2 hours and monitor his eating and what happend If you are waiting several days, that could be dangerous. Who thinks it is pyloric stenosis?
Avatar n tn He had such a bad day yesterday that I stopped the Prevacid dosage last night just to see what would happen. I gave him some infant tylenol this morning (no Prevacid) and he drank 4ozs, which is more than half of what he had yesterday the entire day. Any help or suggestions would be great. This has been the hardest thing I have ever gone through. My son is in extreme pain and discomfort. He screams and cries during every feeding all day long.
Avatar n tn Daughter is already on Neocate and Prevacid twice daily. Doctors at hospital and GI doc said they've never seen anything like it. She has mild reflux at best. She's had endoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, ph monitoring, MRI, ECHO, Biopsies of colon and esophagus, and numerous blood tests and urine tests. They can find nothing wrong with her. Now they want to put in a G-tube in a week or so. Right now she's feeding through an NG tube. I'm so upset I don't know what to do.
Avatar f tn Sounds like it and see if those are his symptoms...he will outgrow it...
480895 tn?1212153335 We tried several different formulas Enfamil A.R., Nutramigen, and now he is on Elecare and they put him on Prevacid and Arythimicin, needless to say nothing has worked. He has lost more weight and was once again admitted to the hpsital on December 22nd and discharged on December 26th after undergoing a upper GI and another ultrasound. They decided to keep him on Elecare and to increase his medicine dosage. We now sit back in the hospital because my 4 month old baby boy only weighs 8 lbs.
Avatar n tn My daughter at age 10 had a small ulcer and had the hunger pangs and gained 1lb a week. Prevacid healed it with Carafate and she is fine, but did gain 1-2lbs week which at the time was written off as lack of exercise due to an arthritis condition which was the culprit in itself causing the ulcer (anti-inflammatory meds!!!!).
Avatar f tn I remember going through the same with DD (who's 18 months and has been off Prevacid for 2 months now) but with time it was apparent that she had reflux. I have a 1 month old who's been getting progressively worse in terms of sleeping. He strains constantly (I can't recall DD doing that) and he has bowel movements 1x or 2x a day. He's exclusively breastfed. I hear him swallow and he arches his back when he's screaming.
544341 tn?1234992477 He has a lot of developmental delays (you can read my post which is 2 or 3 down from yours and our dialogues and the very last one posted by me is more on his story) and would be up SCREAMING at night and coughing. It was the reflux. We didn't sleep for about a year and a half. I was taking him to the doctor every day saying "He's up coughing and screaming ALL night and somthing is wrong." Finally, they sent us to a GI doc and a pulmonologist.
Avatar m tn People of all ages (including infants and children) can get it and may have green and/or mucous in stools, foul smelling stools, diarrhea, etc. (I had this at age 50 at the same time my mother, 81 at the time, had I have read a lot about it and gone with my mother to multiple doctors. ) New research shows that Prevacid, etc. can upset the natural balance of bacteria in the digestive system and make a person more prone to C. Diff. infection. Not to frighten you--but C. Diff.
Avatar f tn Our 7 month old wakes up every 90 minutes due to his silent reflux. The Axid and Prevacid both made his stomach upset worse. So now he's only on Nutramagin formula, rice cereal and fruit. The pediatrician says to make his formula extra thick. His little voice is hoarse all the time. He doesn't have colic. Our lil one is sooo happy until he goes down for a nap or night time sleep. Is there anything else out there? His upper GI was normal.
Avatar n tn There is tons of info available on It's geared specifically towards infant reflux and it was an eye opener for me. It also has forums where you can chat with mommies who are going/gone through the same thing. It was a life saver for me b/c I thought I'd lose my mind with DD. Hope he gets better soon.
Avatar f tn She is on the Sensitive RS (has cereal in it) and the Prevacid and doing great. We've never had any other specialist involved but this combination is working for us. We tried to cut down on the Prevacid 2 weeks ago and go every other day to see if we could get off of it - but she could only make it about a day and a half before all hell broke loose again. So we go next Monday for her 4 month checkup and we'll see what other options we have to cut down.
Avatar n tn Not sleeping more than 3 hours a night is pretty little, mine needed 9 or more hours at that age, and a nap too. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux) could certainly cause those symptoms, and axid and reglan often help. Zantac is another medicine in the class of medicines like axid, histamine type 2 receptor blockers that can help. Proton pump inhibitors like prilosec or prevacid can help as well. Good luck!