GERD

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Joan - posted on 04/30/2009

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How old is your child? Do the research on prevacid in children...It is not recommended for use in children. It can cause cardiac problems. Have they done regular echocardiograms on him/her to ensure it hasn't caused any issues in that area? Kids GERD usually improve as they get older, and of course what they eat makes a huge difference too. In the end I would say that the surgery would far out weigh the risk of the medications.

Suzette - posted on 01/28/2009

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Wow, that is a ton of medication, and I can understand how you are feeling. Poor baby. How old is he? Did they do a barium swallow test on him? What percentile is he in?

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He takes prevacid in the morning, reglan 4 times a day,and zantac before bed. Since we have upped the doses of everything it seems to be helping more., The doctors are giving him 2 months to start growing and get this under control before he has to have surgery. I think we may be on the right track finally.

Suzette - posted on 01/28/2009

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My daughter did not have the surgery, but we did have the upper GI scope and biopsy done. Are medications not helping?

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