Baby Having Side Effects From Prevacid Has Anyone Experienced This.

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Asked by Donna T

Baby Having Side Effects From Prevacid Has Anyone Experienced This.

My five-month-old infant has been diagnosed with GERD and milk allergy and has been on Prevacid for three months now (10mg 2x). I believe that he gets headaches from this. He is always grabbing at his head during the day, which is not a normal behavior in a child. Has anyone's child had this side effect from the medicine?

Now his doctor wants him to take the full dose at night time. I wanted to change the medicine to Prilosec and the doctor told me absolutely NOT. I've read that this medicine has been approved by the FDA. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer

Hello Donna,

I hear your big sigh...It will get better but it feels like forever when you are in the middle of it all. I found that it is important to take friends along for the ride...there is lots of support and information here at HealthCentral.

So try the night dose for a week or two and report back to the doctor. You are the expert here-you know your little guy the best. If he is having discomfort, you are his voice and his advocate with the doctor.

Please keep in touch!

Jan Gambino

The Reflux Mom

www.refluxmom.com