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January 7th, 2013, 05:29 PM
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Hi everyone . I have a question my daughter is on 0.5ml zantac and she is having gas problems atm..can i give gas drops to her still or is it safer to use gripe water? She keeps crying and won't eat so I really want to resolve her gas. Thanks<3!
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January 7th, 2013, 08:39 PM
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Have you talked to the doc about possibly trying a different reflux medication? We ended up switching from Zantac to Omeprazole, and it has been much better for us.
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January 9th, 2013, 09:12 PM
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The other thing you can check with your pediatrician is the dosage especially if it has been several weeks since it was prescribed. My son's pediatrician explained that since the Zantac (and all other meds) are based on weight, it will have to be adjusted as he gains more weight.
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January 10th, 2013, 04:04 AM
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We have given gripe water while using Zantac, but never gas drops. I would check with her Ped about checking her dosage. It may need to be increased. Like Ki said, dosage is based on weight.
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January 10th, 2013, 10:22 AM
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Have you talked to the doc about possibly trying a different reflux medication? We ended up switching from Zantac to Omeprazole, and it has been much better for us.
Victoria started on Zantac but had a reaction to it and broke out in a rash all over her body so they switched her to Omeprazole (Prilosec). So much better. Haven't had a bit of reflux since.
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