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    DS is 3 months old and was diagnosed with Refux 3 weeks ago. The Dr suggested thicker formula and Zantac three times a day. We noticed an instant improvement and DS even stopped spitting up. After a week or two DS would get upset an hr after his bottle if he didn't have his Zantac. We returned to the drs who has put him on Losec. We're only two days in and uncontrollable crying, refuses to lye down, spit up hours after his bottle etc.
    I feel we are going backwards.
    Has anyone done the swap before Nd how long Til an improvement was seen?
    Did Losec work better than Zantac?
    I'm half tempting to go back to the Zantac but feel I need to give the Losec a chance.

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    Hi we've done the swap a few times between drugs. It takes about 2 weeks for the new drug to kick in. I found Zantac a better drug than losec - but that's us. You will find losec as a suspension is not as effective. There's a fabulous reflux website to go for support and info too.

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    We found Zantac hard to get into ds as it tastes horrible. But it was very effective so long as the dose was correct for his weight. We also made sure we never missed a dose.
    At one stage we tried changing over to loser but we went back to the conti you'd screaming. So Zantac it had to be. Just meant we had to go back to the paed to get the dosage monitored and ensure no damage was done to his digestive tract.

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    You can always use a bit of my lanes after a feed. We would do this when the reflux was flaring up or when he was getting close to needing a higher dose.

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    We are currently on both to keep symptoms suppressed. They might need a combo of the 2. We are just weaning off the middle of the day Zantac and are now only morning and night.
    If your till using losec, make sure you administer it 15-30min before feeding. Helps it work better.
    Sigh to reflux. Just want them to not be in pain and be normal, happy babies!

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    I didn't use Zantac but losec has been a lifesaver in this house! We have a compounding pharmacist who makes it into a liquid suspension that tastes nice so very easy to give to her! She has been a different baby - so relaxed and sleeping so so well!! I hope you have some success with it too!


 

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