Here's what I posted in the other reflux/zantac threads. There seems to be a big new crop of reflux-y babies poor little things
I don't know who the genius is that thought MINT would be a good flavor for the prescription infant zantac, but he's so totally fired.
Some mamas have suggested taking your 'scrip to a compounding pharmacy where they can customize the flavor completely. One of the women who did this will be able to chime in with info on that, I'm sure.
At first, we had our pharmacist just add grape flavoring to the prescription (if they have colorless grape, that's better for your laundry) but after a little while, I asked if I could just add apple juice to each dose and the pharm. said that was cool. Costs a lot less
I'd pull DD's dose of Zantac into the syringe and then pull about 1 ml of apple juice in. Took a little longer to give it to her, but more actually made it down the hatch.
We noticed about a lag time of 4 to 5 days when we got DD onto the meds and when we actually noticed a difference. There's also a possibility that the dosage is too small; our ped started with the lowest dosage and adjusted up to DD's needs. Every month or so, we'd have to up the dosage with her growth.
If the Zantac isn't working for your LO, there are other meds, like Prevacid (mentioned by babygirlsmom1005 above) that can block acid production more completely.
In my experience, using the motility agent Reglan was NOT a good idea. I just want to caution mamas to keep a good eye on your LO if you decide to use a motility agent. They can have some very serious and freaky side effects
. Even though some of the side effects had only appeared in older adults, we witnessed them in DD and it was not good. Very scary stuff.
Let us know what happens!