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Is nexium (esomeprazole) good treatment for reflux for my 7 months old baby?

Is nexium (esomeprazole) good treatment for reflux for my 7 months old baby?

No : never give OTC medications to an infant without consulting your primary care practitioner. Some babies are up more frequently than others. This is not reflux. This is normal. Somebabies are just urpers. So long as the baby is gaining weight normally, enough food is staying down. ...Read more

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Metoclopramide dosage for children?

Metoclopramide dosage for children?

Depends wt/age: The dose depends on indication, child's age and weight. In general for reflux 0.1-0.2 mg/kg orally or IV for children < 6 years old is dose. For age 6-14 years old generally 2.5 to 5 mg orally or IV prescribed. Higher doses up to 1-2 mg/kg used for treatment of postoperative or chemotherapy related nausea & vomiting. Dose needs adjustment if there is kidney impairment. ...Read more

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Looking for most natural neocate infant formula?

Looking for most natural neocate infant formula?

Neocate: Neocate is a different type of formula. It is composed of free amino acids, the building block of proteins. It is as basic and natural as can be. There is no "organic" alternative. ...Read more

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What's better for babies prevacid (lansoprazole) solutabs or the suspension version?

What's better for babies prevacid (lansoprazole) solutabs or the suspension version?

As long as...: ...You can get the medicine into the person, dose is what matters, not the form of the medicine. Personally, i think the suspension is easier. ...Read more

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Can we use entamizole suspension for infant 3 months old?

Entamizole: Metronidazole. There does not seem to be a contraindication for use in a 3 month old. ...Read more

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Is hyoscyamine safe for infants?

Is hyoscyamine safe for infants?

No: hyoscamine or levsin (hyoscyamine) is not recommended for infant because of potential side effects. It makes babies have dry skin, eyes, dilated pupils and more lethargic. ...Read more

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Is lactaid safe for babies?

Is lactaid safe for babies?

Not lactaid...: Babies under a year should be fed either breastmilk or formula. There are several formulas that do not contain lactose. If the child does not tolerated a milk based formula, you can try a soy formula or a formula such as alimentum or nutramigen. If you are breastfeeding, you can try removing dairy from your diet. Always discuss changes in formula with your baby's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dosage of Zantac (ranitidine) tablet for 5 yr olds?

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Dosage of Zantac (ranitidine) tablet for 5 yr olds?

Zantac (ranitidine): 1 mg per kilo per dose given twice daily. Assuming weight of five yrs old is 45lbs, ( roughly 20 kilos), dose of Zantac (ranitidine) is 20 mg by mouth twice daily. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) (histamine blocker) used for children for allergies.?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) (histamine blocker) used for children for allergies.?

Add-on for hives: Ranitidine (zantac), although it's a different kind of histamine blocker (h2 for acid vs h1 for allergies), has been shown to have some anti-allergy properties, especially when used with an h1 blocker like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for hives. There was actually one study that showed benefit in nasal allergies, but i don't know anyone that prescribes it for that purpose. ...Read more

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Can simethicone be added to pedialyte for 8month old baby?

Can simethicone be added to pedialyte for 8month old baby?

Not needed: Probably not harmful, but why take a chance, no known benefit from doing this or it would have been commercially developed already. ...Read more

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Treatment for colic for adults?

Treatment for colic for adults?

Try to find cause: Try to find a cause. It can be antibiotics, an infection, autoimmune. The choice of medication depends on the cause. Good luck and have a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Is Suprazole 200mg tablet for teeth?

Is Suprazole 200mg tablet for teeth?

No.: It is an antibiotic and it is typically used for stomach/intestine issues but can also be used for dental gum infections. ...Read more

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What are Nexium (esomeprazole) effects on a breastfeeding infant?

What are Nexium (esomeprazole) effects on a breastfeeding infant?

See below: There are no data on the excretion of Nexium into human milk. There is a potential for tumorigenicity with "omeprazole" -prilosec-administration has been seen in rat carcinogenicity studies. Because esomeprazole is the s-isomer of Omeprazole which is excreted into human milk, & because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue. ...Read more