A 37-year-old female asked:
7 week old baby with reflux spit up more on nexium, has more gas and drinks less. is this a side effect of nexium? should nexium be stopped or will the side effects ease over time? if nexium is stopped, will the acid from the reflux cause harm?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Basics: Reflux is a common issue in infants & tends to gradually increase as they get stronger, peaking at 3-4 mo and subsiding after they learn to sit up. Most have stopped at a year.Nexium simply reduces acid production by stomach glands.The acid burns the lower swallow tube during reflux.It does not trigger gas. The pattern is following the natural course & may need added help.
70 viewsAnswered Jun 07, 2020
Last updated Jun 7, 2020
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