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Can Zantac (ranitidine) hurt my babies digestion (good flora, acidity , efficiency etc) in the in the long run? How severe should reflux s/s before using zantac (ranitidine)?
Unlikely: But you can consider a probiotic instead or teas with chamomile, fennel, ginger, and look at dietary factors (sensitivities/allergies to cow's milk for example). I rarely use zantac (ranitidine) but would only consider if poor growth or pain is an issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can an infant overdose on Zantac (ranitidine) my sons dr prescribed him way to much, and was on it for a month should I be concerned?
Large safety margin : I would not worry about it too much, but i would need to know the exact dose and the infants weight to be sure. ...Read more
Zantac (ranitidine) for babies: Usually at this age it is for reflux, under the supervision of a pediatrician/neonatologist, .5 ml of 15mg/ml twice a day given by mouth would be the dose. Zantac (ranitidine) is also used for other indications, as stress ulcer prophylaxis in neonatal intensive care units through other routes IV, under medical supervision, ...Read more
just realized our sons switched our babies meds. She is 4 months &weighs 14# was given their Bromfed 1.5 ml instead of Zantac (ranitidine) will she be ok?
Most Likely: she will probably be ok, but the best thing to do is call poison control and confirm dose and side effects that are possible. ...Read more
Infant 13 months old taking reglan (metoclopramide) and Zantac for with redness in cheeks, seizures, developmental delay, tremors, are these side effects on them for?
Ask prescriber: Prolonged use of Reglan (metoclopramide) to speed up gastric emptying has risks . Mild side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, headache hypertension and restlessness, dangerous side effete include decrease in white blood cells, heart arrhythmia, adrenal disorder, several neurologic syndromes.Some pediatricians have been trying Erythromycin as a agent to speed up gastric emptying. Zantac is widely used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do for infant 5 weeks who is constipated. Breast fed with rice cereal in pumped milk for reflux, also on Zantac (ranitidine) two times daily. Has not had bowel movement in two days and is very fussy
Stop the rice: Stop adding rice cereal to the pumped milk (good job on breast feeding, by the way!). Keep breast feeding and keep the zantac (ranitidine). Rice cereal is very constipating! for reflux elevate the head of the crib. In addition to constipation, rice cereal before age 6 months is related to obesity in later life. You may also try a glycerine suppository (found in the baby section). After 7 days call md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby should be fine: 3ml =45mg of Zantac (ranitidine) and it maybe a bit high for your baby, but should be fine. In adult, we often give double the dose for single-daily dose (i.e. 150 twice/day, or 300 once daily). You can skip the next dose and i would not expect any problem. See my previous answer about dosage of Zantac (ranitidine) for baby--a weight-base calculation. If you have additional concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Baby 8wk was on Zantac (ranitidine) now on prvicd still vomits after bottles and cries often.Weights 13lbs I put rice in bot to keep form down 4oz every 2 or 3 hou?
More questions: I suppose his initial diagnosis is reflux since he's on prevacid (lansoprazole). Pyloric stenosis is fairly common in male infants especially in the first born ones, usually manifesting itself after the first month of age. Vomiting if frequent and inability to gain weight or actual weight dropping an dehydration may be other symptoms. Thickening formula may help, burping and keeping upright after feeds +. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer