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A female asked:

can i give my 15 month old peptobismol? she keeps throwing up with no signs of fever or illness. we have checked food allergies, ans gerd (taking zantac (ranitidine) 2x daily). i cannot figure out what's wrong :-(

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
I wouldn't: Pepto has salycilates which we don't give tom kids under 16 because of an association with liver failure/death (Reye syndrome).Wet burps that do not result in problems with hydration often decrease with age as the reflux improves.If the kid is growing well. I would leave it alone.

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Last updated May 12, 2016

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