Hi all, my first time posting on this site! 🙂 I have a medication question. I was giving my baby 1 ml of zantac 2x a day. It worked really well for a while, but unfortunately she has now outgrown it. My ped told me to add an extra 0.4 ml in the middle of the day. So she would get 1 ml at 8am, 0.4 ml at 2pm, and 1 ml at 8pm. My concern is- will the medication last through the night for the 12 hour stretch? Or would it make more sense to split the total dosage into 2? Maybe a dose every 12 hours like before? She has silent reflux so when she’s flat on her back at night, I can hear her swallowing down the reflux. It’s pretty bad. She’s 14 lbs. Dr said max dosage is 3.0 a day, so she’s getting there. I’m hoping we won’t have to switch to a different med since zantac was working so well for us. Thanks in advance!
Hi & welcome! you have found a wonderful place to research all you can!
first of all I need to encourage you to PLEASE read the following link- it’s called Groupie Intro & it’s LONG. However, it TRULY will help you! Read through it, skim through it- you’ll find yourself refering back to it again & again! https://www.infantreflux.org/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=853
As you will learn from the link Groupie Intro, many babies seem to plateau on zantac and then need to ‘move on’ to a PPI. You will also learn that many doctors and even ped GIs don’t know as much as the collected first-hand knowledge found on this site!
the zantac dose can go as high as 10 mgs per kilo. Do NOT just take my word on this! read all you can & make your own, educated decisions! there’s a link from groupie intro w/ zantac dosing. read the research. then, you may feel comfortable increasing the dose on your own. I can’t tell you what to do!
I *can* tell you that zantac is safe for babies & the dosing I’m quoting comes from the medical field/research.
you’ll also find (I think it’s in there!) a link called probiotics, brands used if the link is NOT there, go to the upper right-hand corner of this page & click on the search button. type in those keywords & you’ll find it.
what else? I think I’ve overloaded you enough for now
One more thing, I promise that’s it BABYWEARING! it SAVED us! look for the link in groupie intro!