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Nexium For Babies
4 month old--silent reflux--taking prevacid (lansoprazole) but wanting to try probiotics. Are they effective?
Yes, concerned...: I am quite concerned about using Prevacid (lansoprazole) in a baby. It's important to treat reflux but it can have serious side effects, isn't a cure ; should not be used for more than 12 weeks. Probiotics are more likely to address the cause as part of a natural treatment program. See http://bit.Ly/1b1avqs ; see http://bit.Ly/1a5tjaf for a free ebook. Consider consulting a holistic doc: http://bit.Ly/19pettq. ...Read more
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
Is it safe to take prevacid (lansoprazole) in early pregnancy? Just over 4 weeks pregnant, have been on prescription prevacid (lansoprazole) for years for extreme reflux.
PPIs: You are on a ppi (proton pump inhibitor). What i usually do in my patients in the first trimester is try them on either Pepcid or zantac (ranitidine) (generic versions usually) and if not sufficient, i eventually add back either their Prevacid or Omeprazole (prilosec), but i prefer to add it back around 14 weeks. ...Read more
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
How to wean off ppi prevacid (lansoprazole) after taking OTC and prescription strength 30mg for about a year?
Just stop it: You can just stop it. You do not have to wean off of it. ...Read more
My 1 month old has laryngomalacia. He is currently on nexium (esomeprazole). Which is better for him. Nexium (esomeprazole) or zantac? And why?
Laryngomalacia often resolves without intervention. If he is having episodes of distress, poor growth, or other respiratory signs, a pulmonary virtual consult may be useful to you and your pediatrician.
His medications are for the treatment of GERD, and how he responds will help to guide the therapy and dosing. ...Read more
My 3 month old is on regalin and Zantac (ranitidine) for gerd, is it save to add bromofed dm , zithromax, and albuterol inhalants all together? Lot if med for baby
Nasal Saline: It is best to check with your doctor regarding the reason each was prescribed. For nasal congestion and post nasal drip, nasal saline and bulb suction may be used. At the age of 3 months, i would not suggest a decongestant cough preparation be used. Gerd may lead to aspiration into the lungs and cause wheezing. It is best to feed the baby at an upright angle and not to prop the bottle, . ...Read more
Diagnosis of barretts esophagus recently but prevacid (lansoprazole) + tagamet not helping after 3 months. What next?
Will Nexium (esomeprazole) work in 24 hours like Prilosec ? Prilosec works good but constipates me.which one works faster bec I can't wait 3 days for Nexium (esomeprazole)
No: Both Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec are proton pump inhibitors and very closely related. They take days to weeks to be fully effective. If you need relief in 24 hours you need to take an H2 blocker like Pepcid. If your doctor thinks you need.long term proton pump inhibitor to prevent GERD complications you should discuss with him and not treat yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a drug most beneficial for treating gastritis?On nexium (esomeprazole) for reflux/cough for 3 mos which went away but now have mild gastritis. Nexium (esomeprazole) cause?
Gastritis: Nexium (esomeprazole) is quite effective treatment for gastritis and it generally causes healing after only a few weeks in most cases unless there is achlorhydria(lack of stomach acid) from the beginning. I'm not aware of nexium (esomeprazole) or ppi's causing cases of classic gastritis. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate you for diagnosis and treatment. A gastroscopy may be done if the diagnosis is in doubt ...Read more
Duration&dosage of treatment of nonerosive reflux esophagitis? Have taken protonix 2x20MG for a month, still feeling acid, want to switch to Nexium (esomeprazole).
May be warranted.: If you were diagnosed with nonerosive esophagitis and protonix does not seem to be taking care of the symptoms after taking it regularly for a month, it may be appropriate to switch to a different PPI such as Nexium (esomeprazole). I would recommend continuing antireflux measures and returning to see your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Have been taking nexium (esomeprazole) for 2 weeks and Prevacid for 2 weeks before that...can nexium (esomeprazole) cause erectile problems? Unable to maintain erections??
Not usually : Any drug can interfere with normal functions of the body. I would suggest stooping med and talking to your doctor and see how things return in the ability to maintain an erections. Speak with your doctor as there may be another physical reason for the issues you are having with your erections. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
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