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How did Prevacid help your infant?

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Old 03-02-2010, 11:42 AM   #1
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Question How did Prevacid help your infant?

I am giving Prevacid to my son who is 5 weeks. I have read a number of post and articles so I can determine if the Prevacid is working but still haven't found an answer. For those of you who are giving Prevacid to your children - how did you know it was working? What symptoms disappeared? He has been on it for over a week but still arches, gags, coughs, grunts, and spits up. He has yet to have a problem with feeding and doesn't cry during or after a feeding. From the articles I have read the poor feeding and crying seem to be the only symptoms that went away.

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Old 03-02-2010, 04:06 PM   #2
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Re: How did Prevacid help your infant?


If it's going to work, you'll know. Both of my boys have had to be on meds for acid reflux. My youngest DS, currently 9 months old, is on Prevacid. We tried Zantac first, but there was no improvement. We then moved on to Prevacid, 1/2 15 mg tablet once a day. There was no improvement on that. Then we doubled his dosage to 1/2 15 mg tablet twice a day. About five days later, we had a different baby. You'll know if it's working. The difference is like night and day - seriously. If it's been five days and you haven't seen any improvement, I would guess that it's not working. It may take a dosage increase like my DS or something else all together. Good luck!

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