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Baby boy (8 months) is on reflux medication since 4 months, but recently the reflux seems worse. What can be the cause?

Baby boy (8 months) is on reflux medication since 4 months, but recently the reflux seems worse. What can be the cause?

Reflux med dose: Reflux medication doses are calculated on baby's weight. During the first several months after birth, weight gain is dramatic and they can quickly outgrow the dose if it is not adjusted periodically (usually every 1-2) months. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


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What's the best medication for acid reflux?

What's the best medication for acid reflux?

Depends: If its not severe and doesnt occur daily then over the counter meds like zantac may be fine . If its more often a med like Nexium (esomeprazole) otc . If daily and severe persiption med like dexilent will help. ...Read more

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Whats the best medication for infant silent reflux?

Whats the best medication for infant silent reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) liquid helps: A baby with silent reflux does not have heartburn pain, nor the vomiting and spitting of reflux, but his stomach contents still comes up to the throat, sometimes causing acid irritation in the voice box or in the lungs. Diagnosis and ongoing follow-up is usually by pediatric gastroenterologists. Zantac (ranitidine) liquid oral medication is often used as a first choice, but other drugs are also available. ...Read more

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What kind of acid reflux medications work the quickest?

What kind of acid reflux medications work the quickest?

Let me explain: 1- antacids, such as maalox, mylanta. 2- medications to reduce acid production(pepcid) 3- medications that block acid production and heal the esophagus.(prevacid (lansoprazole) 24hours). 4-prescription-strength h-2-receptor blockers.( (tagamet) 5- prescription-strength proton pump inhibitors.(nexium) good luck. ...Read more

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Names of non ppi medications for acid reflux?

Names of non ppi medications for acid reflux?

Acid reduction...: Non-ppi acid reducers include the h2-blocker class (tagamet=cimetidine; zantac=ranitidine; pepcid=famotidine) as well as antacids (like maalox, mylanta, tums, (calcium carbonate) etc.). Can we help you further? ...Read more

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What medication di I take for acid reflux?

What medication di I take for acid reflux?

Many: There are many medications that treat acid reflux. These include proton pump inhibitors (prevacid, prilosec, and others) and h2 blockers (pepcid, Zantac (ranitidine) and others). Before starting these medications, check with your doctor to confirm your diagnosis. ...Read more

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If I have acid reflux, are there in remedies to make it better without medication?

If I have acid reflux, are there in remedies to make it better without medication?

Diet and weight loss: Lifestyle changes avoiding foods and beverages which cause acid reflux, weight loss if you are obese, not eating before going to bed may be tried and may help some. ...Read more

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Is there anything other than medication that can be used to help treat acid reflux?

Is there anything other than medication that can be used to help treat acid reflux?

DIET: One of the main stays of therapy for acid reflux is diet, ..Avoiding the trigger foods that can cause increased acid production and reflux (examples-peppermint, alcohol, spicey foods-cajun, acidic drinks, tomatoes, high fat containing foods, caronated beverages) good luck. ...Read more

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I have all the normal symptoms of acid reflux and jitters but I'm not responding to any of the medication. Could It be something else?

I have all the normal symptoms of acid reflux and jitters but I'm not responding to any of the medication. Could It be something else?

Could be: Classic gerd should respond to a bland low fat diet and taking a medication like prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). You may have other disorders like esophageal spasm, eosinophilic esophagitis, bile reflux all of which aren't often helped by the above treatments. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you if your symptoms persist. ...Read more