On this Page You Will Find:
- How H2 Blockers Work
- Using Otc Zantac to Make Your ‘Own’
- Why compounding from the pharmacy isn’t what the drs & pharmacists say…
- How to TELL pharmacist to make compound
- Zegerid Mixing Instructions OTC and also RX
- Gripe Water and PPIs
- (The Importance Of & Sample Of) Faxing the Doctor
- Night Wakings as Sign of Intolerance/Allergy (at bottom of this page)
- Recipes for all kinds of restrictions! The Intolerant Offspring you choose what kind of ‘free’ you’re looking for: milk/soy/egg/gluten free, etc!
- The Reflux Bible – A woman in Ireland wrote a book! I’m not there (yet?)…
- Jonah’s Story in a Nutshell
how H2RAs (aka H2 blockers) work: They actually do stop acid production, just not as effectively. They do not coat or sit on top of the acid. The H2R in the name stands for Histamine type 2 Receptor, and the A stands for Antagonist. The parietal cell in the stomach contains the proton pumps which produce stomach acid. The parietal cell has receptors that recieve the signal to begin acid production. An H2RA blocks the primary receptors so that the cell does not get this signal. The problem is 1) the body quickly develops a tolerance to these drugs and so they stop working, and 2) the parietal cell has other kinds of receptors that can still receive the message to begin acid production.
PPIs on the other hand, work by permanently blocking the acid producing proton pumps that are contained in the parietal cells, thus eliminating the last link in acid production. The body does NOT develop a tolerance to PPIs, but they are a weight dependent drug.
How to make your own zantac using otc zantac & liquid antacid (non aluminum, usually cherry supreme)
“Pepcid is Famotidine. OTC Famotidine comes in 10mg tablets. You can crush 4 tablets in 5ml (or 1 teaspoon) of pedialyte to make your own Pepcid at the same concentration of prescription.” [not laura not hellbennt not infantreflux.org]
Pharmacy Compounding of PPI: (I’m working on this – there’s loads in the Forum, just have to search!)
From a REPUTABLE PharmD re: the “First Kits”: “The First kits are stable for 10 days +/-
Fax the doctor! Seriously, it’s ancient technology, but it works! I think it has to do with the fact that it’s in WRITING and therefore a document that can’t be easily ignored?
start off w/ a THANK YOU 🙂
keep it short & sweet
stick to the facts (no feelings and no rambling emotions)
state current meds, doses, symptoms
make request- flat out- short & sweet
THANK AGAIN 🙂
follow up by calling office to say fax was sent
call again later to discuss requests in fax, ie: have you called in the increased prescription yet? THANK YOU 🙂
I used Sandifer symptoms and just STATED dose from marci-kids w/o saying where it was from or anything,
like: current dose is ___
baby currently weighs ___ so therefore dose of _mgs per kilo is __,
so I am hereby requesting an increase to this amount.
There was a mama who’s baby kept waking up at night, long after reflux was gone – read her post