=We started on the Zantac right away and within 1 day LO was like a new baby. She has had no side effects or issues with it. She still spits up a ton but is a "happy spitter" meaning she doesn't cry when she does it.
This exactly. My LO was diagnosed last week and after 2-3 doses, she became a much happier baby, in significantly less distress. Gripe water helped immediately but only briefly. Zantac helps for much longer.The only other thing that helped our LO was sleeping semi-upright in her bouncy seat.
It seems that Ovol is simethacone, which helps decrease trapped gas. If so, this will not help reflux, as the main issue in reflux is a sphincter that is not developed enough to keep stomach contents in their proper place, causing burning when the stomach contents (food and stomach acid) rise into the esophagus. Zantac decreases stomach acidity and therefore the burning sensation that causes discomfort.