Monday, December 14, 2009

Mommy Made A Mistake

Last week I called the doctor and asked them to change Lil' C's reflux prescription from the $50 Pepcid to the much cheaper $15 generic version of Zantac.....BIG MISTAKE!  That $35 dollars of savings cost us so much this weekend :(  My poor little baby reverted back to square one and spent the weekend gagging, crying while eating, spitting up (and swallowing it again) and not sleeping because she was so miserable.  It was rough for all and S and I being so sleep deprived could not figure out why this was happening.  We blamed my diet....was it the few chix wings that we ate from the local pizza shop and/or the garlic in my dinner???  It turns out there is soy in those little chewy peppermint candy's with the Christmas trees in the middle...was it the few of those that I ate??  Never did it occur to us that it was the change in medication.

Then in the middle of the night last night, as I was rocking the baby to sleep, I remembered that we had just switched her medicine.  The first thing I did this morning was search the internet for people who had made a similar switch in medication.  What I found was a few moms who had regretted their decision to try to save money and they had similar experiences.  I immediately got on the phone with my pediatrician, talked it over with them and now she is back on the Pepcid.  My hope is that it will work very quickly and peace will be restored to the Raising Z home :)   I guess the moral of the story is...."if it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

8 comments:

Annie said...

So sorry to read about it. Hope the baby feel better soon.

Praying for Raising Z family.

Beth P. said...

Aw, poor baby. No worries, you were just trying to do what was best for EVERYONE in the Raising Z household. Hopefully it'll be back to how it used to be in no time.

CGBG said...

awww! That stinks that the generic brand wouldn't do the trick! Hopefully Baby C will feel better with the switch back!

MamaB said...

Poor Mama and Lil C!! At least you figured it out! And I'm sure it won't take to long to get Lic C straighten out. I hope the whole house gets some rest!

Connie Weiss said...

Wow...I would have never thought there was a difference.

Hope she's doing better now!

I am Lee-Ann... said...

Aww poor C. I hope it works quickly and she is feeling better soon.

Babe in Babeland said...

I'm so glad you figured it out!

People think I'm crazy when I say there's a huge difference between brand and generic, but i really think there is! For medications anyway. I have read that although it may all be the same ingredients, the WAY they put the ingredients together makes a big difference in generic vs. brand. Now, toilet paper is a whole different story...give me generic, baby! But I don't mess with the meds!

SupahMommy said...

awww...poor baby i never realized there was a difference. glad to know.

xoxox

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