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November 10, 2006 at 9:16 pm #17669AnonymousInactive
Hi all. I really feel like an idiot here. My son was put on both Prevacid and Carafate for his reflux. The Prevacid was twice a day and the Carafate 4 times. I was only giving him the Carafate 3x/day because the 4th was during the night and he was waking at different times and it was too hard to do then. Anyway, his Prevacid dose was upped to 3 times/day just this week, so I was actually giving him both medicines at about the same time… the final dose before bed was at the same time. Well, his reflux has really worsened this week, and today his spitups really reeked of acid. The Pediatrician said it was fine to give both medicines together, but I called the pharmacist and he said, no way! The Carafate would actually block the absorption of the Prevacid. AAHHH! So, here’s my question. Has anyone really had that much luck with Carafate? How do you go about dosing it to avoid interaction with the PPI? Right now, I’m ready to just quit the Carafate altogether.November 10, 2006 at 11:32 pm #17700AnonymousInactive
Sorry but what is Carafate?November 11, 2006 at 12:39 am #17704AnonymousInactive
carafate soothes the throat like myalnta would, it coats the esophogus.
laura had jonah on carafate maybe she can answer you.
nataliachick72006-11-11 0:40:13November 11, 2006 at 5:57 am #17707
carfate was amazing!
we gave it at night- seperate from last dose of PPI
last dose of PPI was evening, maybe 7pm & then carafate was 9pm onwards (or later)
helped with breakthrough acid; gave immediate relief, ahhh sleeep
it’s a band-aid, meaning not for long term use- think mylanta w/ super powers,lol…November 11, 2006 at 11:38 am #17727AnonymousInactive
Laura, were you giving the PPI three times a day? I can’t figure out when the best times are to give it to him. “Bedtime” is about 8 or so, but I get him up around 10:30 or 11 to feed one more time. when we were only giving him 2 doses of Prevacid, we would give it in the morning and before the 8 feeding, but now we give it in the morning, mid afternoon and the very last feed at 11, so we can’t do the Carafate then. He had a hard time last night, so I”m wondering what to do.November 11, 2006 at 1:45 pm #17732AnonymousInactive
Also, would it just be better to try the Mylanta? My doc. said Maalox, but from what I’ve read here, everyone seems to work with Mylanta. How often can you give Mylanta and how much?November 11, 2006 at 1:51 pm #17734AnonymousInactive
dr phillips said you can give up to 20 ML Of mylanta per day if needed. that is the cherry SUPREME.November 11, 2006 at 1:57 pm #17740
um we tried all kinds of combinations of meds…
PPI in am, maybe 2pm or 3pm & then 7pm & then carafate, or whatever else I was adding into the mix at the time (zantac, mylanta) anywhere from 2hrs after that & onwards…November 11, 2006 at 2:12 pm #17745AnonymousInactive
Ok, another question… supposedly the carafate should be given on an empty stomach.. I’ve only been able to work it in about 30 min. or so after he eats. Did you give it without food? Can you give Mylanta whenever???November 11, 2006 at 2:14 pm #17746
empty scmempty- you do what can
mylanta can be given wheneverNovember 13, 2006 at 8:55 am #17878AnonymousInactive
i’ve given sylvia carafate in the middle of a feed before and it helped her to settle down and eat.
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