We started Connor on Zantac

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We started Connor on Zantac
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Sat, 01-14-2012 - 8:24pm

Over the past two weeks Connor has been progressively getting fussier and fussier while/after eating and spitting up quite a bit. I asked my Sept. 09 Playgroup about it and they said it sounded like reflux. I called his doctor yesterday, and I guess she agrees that it sounds a lot like reflux. She asked me to try him on the Gripe Water, but went ahead and called in a trial script for Zantac. The Gripe Water seems to work a little bit, but only if he has it at every feeding, and even then it didn't work every time. Besides, the instructions say to only give it up to 6 times in a 24 hour period, and he eats way more than that! So I gave him the Zantac today, and he seems to be much better with it! He still spits up, but no where near the amount that he was before, and he doesn't seem to be uncomfortable or hurting during feedings! He's actually back to eating off of both boobs in one feeding (whereas he had gone to just eating off one and refusing the second one). I need to make an appointment to take him in to see the doctor next week, as she only gave the script on the premise that I'd bring him in because she really didn't want to give it without seeing him. I'll call them on Monday and see when she wants to see him next week or if she wants to just wait until his already scheduled appointment (the 23rd). I'm just really glad that the Zantac seems to be working and that my little guy isn't in pain while eating! So far today, the only fussiness he's exhibited has been when he's hungry or tired!



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Mon, 01-23-2012 - 5:02pm
Oopsie! Sorry, Allison! I was thinking of this post and another and forgot you chimed in. Sorry!
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Sat, 01-21-2012 - 8:50pm
We are using the generic form of the Zantac (ranitidine or something like that). I wonder why your doc wrote it for brand name only....especially since it has alcohol in it! Just goes to show that a doctor truly ISN'T the best person to ask about medicines, lol.

Trai,
I'm guessing the doc didn't really give us many instructions with the Zantac because she was wanting us to come in sometime last week. But, I'd already had Connor's 1 month appointment scheduled for this coming Monday plus I never could find time to call them except when they were at lunch....so she can let us know everything on Monday, lol.
Sunni, I so wish I had read this before I went to the store and bought some earlier! I got the Vanilla Soy milk and I made some hot cocoa with it earlier....yeah, it wasn't that good. I actually was gonna come back on here and ask which is the best, Soy, Almond, or Coconut milk......


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Sat, 01-21-2012 - 6:39pm

Allison, we'ree using zantac for Breylon and it cost us $6 w/ insurance...we have Caremark insurance for meds.

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Sat, 01-21-2012 - 4:15pm

My refluxer is a little girl. :)

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Sat, 01-21-2012 - 2:49pm
Glad the meds are working. If you get non-dairy milk, almond milk has no flavor and soy milk is gross. Kinda funny (in a non-funny way) that all the reflux kids are boys so far. Gripe water is helping us so far and he seems to spitting up less most of the time. I use Similac Sensitive because we have a family history of dairy intolerance on both sides-though it's not either DH or I that have a problem with it.
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Sat, 01-21-2012 - 9:04am
I haven't tried cutting out dairy. It hasn't been recommended yet by the pedi....We have an appointment on Monday, so she may suggest it then (but honestly, I hope not! I love my milk! But if I have to, then I will.). Maybe I'll pick up some non-dairy milk today and use it instead and see what happens. But, since we've already started giving him the Zantac, I'll continue with it because of the warnings on the bottle that say to make sure to give it as directed and not discontinue use until directed to.


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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 5:07pm

I bought the Nutragimen formula for Breylon yesterday and gave it to him once but he was crying the whole time drinking it.

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Thu, 01-19-2012 - 10:02pm

Gina, just curious, since you BF, have you tried cutting out dairy that you're eating?

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Thu, 01-19-2012 - 9:01pm
The script for Connor is .5mL twice a day...so we've been giving it to him at 8am and 8pm, and there wasn't anything said about giving it to him 30 minutes before he eats. Since he's breastfed, it would be pretty hard to make sure it is that far before he eats because I have no idea when he's gonna eat! Also, I read the paper that came with the meds and didn't see anything about giving it that far in advance.
I never did call the pedi back, and at this point I'm just gonna go with "I thought you meant the appointment that was already scheduled", lol. The Zantac is helping Connor quite a bit. He still spits up and gets fussy a little bit (so we give him Mylicon and/or Gripe Water, which seems to help in addition to the Zantac), but it is NO where near as much as before. Also, I've noticed that he occasionally makes a sort of choking noise/motion, but I sit him up and pat his back and he stops....I'll need to remember to mention that to his pedi on Monday.
And as for the dosage, I think that it is determined by weight, and since he didn't see the ped before she wrote the script, she probably went off of his weight at his last appointment.
I'm really hoping that the meds fully help our two Littles soon!


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Thu, 01-19-2012 - 2:42pm

Thanks Gina, that makes sense.

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