What if Zantac does Not work?

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Registered: 12-31-2005
What if Zantac does Not work?
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Fri, 06-02-2006 - 1:33pm

The Dr put Timothy on Zantac for his acid reflux she said if it didnt work within a week to call her back....... What if it does not work?? What will they put him on then??

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Fri, 06-02-2006 - 3:18pm
I am not sure, but we are going on almost 2 weeks and it is not working for more than 2 hours a day...which leads me to believe that it is not working at all. When i called my pedi after a week of not really working she ordered a reflux scan, has your baby had one yet? My dr said that she does have another drug that they can take in addition to the zantac but she wanted the scan to see how bad it is before she put our dd on another medication. I know a lot of people have luck with Zantac , just not us.
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Fri, 06-02-2006 - 3:30pm

At what dosage did they start him?

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Sat, 06-03-2006 - 6:31pm

No he has not had a scan yet...... And he is on .5 of ZANTAC.

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Sat, 06-03-2006 - 7:28pm
Charlotte started out at .2 of zantac, then the ped upped it to .8 and told us to give her 1ml of regular strength mylanta at every feed. She was switched to Prevacid for her reflux and she's about to run out and I haven't decided if i am going to call in for a refill or not (she wasn't given one so i would need to talk to the ped and i'm a bit frustrated with his staff right now) because I think the mylanta might be enough for her now. GL and I hope things work out for you with the reflux!







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Registered: 08-28-2005
Sat, 06-03-2006 - 9:30pm
my baby was taking 1.5 ml of zantac twice daily and it didn't work. she went to a gi specialist and they put her on 3 ml of prilisec once daily and alimentum formula. she also said i could give her 2 cc of mylanta as needed. she has an upper gi on monday.
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Registered: 12-11-2005
Sun, 06-04-2006 - 3:23am
We just saw a GI specialist for my 5 wk old. We are trying mylanta supreme at most feedings (1/4 tsp) and it seems to help a bit. Zantac did not work. My pediatrician put him on that first and the GI specialist took him off it and said to try the Mylanta first and then we will see how it goes. My son is still in a lot of pain and I can't seem to give him enough Mylanta to ease his pain. HE also has severe gas too. Any of your babies have severe gas and the reflux also? Poor little guy is never really happy. He seems uncomfortable all the time but the Mylanta Supreme is helping.