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2 week old baby vomitted last night, doc today says its reflux. Gave her zantac, (ranitidine) vomitted again after next feeding. Could this be an allergy?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Reaction to formula?
Might be a formula reaction.
This is not an allergic reaction, but does happen. Ask your pediatrician. Also Zantac (ranitidine) does take more than one dose to be effective.

In brief: Reaction to formula?
Might be a formula reaction.
This is not an allergic reaction, but does happen. Ask your pediatrician. Also Zantac (ranitidine) does take more than one dose to be effective.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Can be anything
Look for the second opinion.
Zantac (ranitidine) is not a solution in your case. Latest studies showed that it is not helping with the reflux, it only alternates the stomach ph.

In brief: Can be anything
Look for the second opinion.
Zantac (ranitidine) is not a solution in your case. Latest studies showed that it is not helping with the reflux, it only alternates the stomach ph.
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Several possibilitie
If prematue infant a higher incidence of reflux occurs with immature GI tract.
Need several days of zantac (ranitidine) treatment for effect.When does vomiting occur, immediately after eating or 2-3 hours later? If occurs hours later the problem is two fold, reflux and slow stomach emptying. A different medication is used for slow gastric emptying.Some infants do have allergies to some formulas and milk.

In brief: Several possibilitie
If prematue infant a higher incidence of reflux occurs with immature GI tract.
Need several days of zantac (ranitidine) treatment for effect.When does vomiting occur, immediately after eating or 2-3 hours later? If occurs hours later the problem is two fold, reflux and slow stomach emptying. A different medication is used for slow gastric emptying.Some infants do have allergies to some formulas and milk.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not allergy
Realize that medicine for reflux does not stop the spit up it decreases the acid in the spit up to protect the esophagus.
It is likely your baby will continue to spit up alot. What is more important is that he is gaining weight appropriately.

In brief: Not allergy
Realize that medicine for reflux does not stop the spit up it decreases the acid in the spit up to protect the esophagus.
It is likely your baby will continue to spit up alot. What is more important is that he is gaining weight appropriately.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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