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Can Zantac hurt my babies digestion (good flora, acidity , efficiency etc) in the in the long run? How severe should reflux s/s before using zantac?
Baby 8wk was on Zantac 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. 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
Baby should be fine: 3ml =45mg of zantac 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 for baby--a weight-base calculation. If you have additional concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
My baby (8.5lbs) was rxed 3ml Zantac 2x/day at 6 weeks. Is that too much? We have been on it for 10 days. I'm worried it'll cause kidney damage.
Reflux: I depends on the concentration of the medicine. Usually zantac liquid is dispensed as 15 mg in 1 ml. If your baby weights 8.5 lbs, the dose should be more around 1 ml twice a day but you should check with your doctor to verify the correct dosing. If the baby is not getting better, you may want to visit a gastroenterologist (GI) specialist. ...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 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
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