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Hi my ten week old bubs was prescribed zantac by the paed. He would spit the whole dose out. We've tried giving it to him in different ways but still no success. So the paed told me to put it in the formula. Does anyone else do this? Will the medicine still take effect? I thought it was supposed to coat the aesophagus before feeds?
Both my kids took Zantac and I was always thought you wern't to mix it at all.
I have just done a google search and found the GSK (makes of zantac) web site
If you open up the pdf on Zantac syrup on the second page it says it must not be mixed with anything.
Hope this helps
I know I had a lot of trouble getting my DS to take it as he too would spit it back up but it did get easier.
What about putting zantac in a bottle by itself and he can drink it that way?
We put the zantac in a dropper and squirt it in when he's lying flat on his back.
Maybe try also giving it to him before a feed...that way he's hungry and will take it thinking it's food?
Mrs Little & Son.
We use to feed it to Kade slowly through a syringe and he'd just raspberry it out.
We have now found that the trick is to use your little finger to open his mouth (pop your finger in as far as it will go), then line the syringe up next to it and squirt it right down the back of his throat. He may gag a little, but he certainly won't choke.
Kade still arches his back and makes a 'oooohhh ... gross!' face, but we don't have the screaming we did and we find we get more of it in successfully.
Hope this helps!! Once we started administering it this way we found we had far more success with his reflux.
I used to lie Brooke on the floor, squeeze her cheeks and squirt it in. She got used to it after a while and would just say ahhh, lol.
I used to mix it with a small amount of milk, she would accept it better that way. The only problem with putting it into a bottle is theres no guarantee they will drink it all. So I used to hold a bottle teat in my hand upside down, pour in the zantac, add a tiny amount of milk, then pop it into my daughters mouth, she would suck it all up.
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