We still have to battle the reflux, but is not as bad as to the Zantac side effects. Terrible, terrible. The human body is amazing. Even as we consider the options for treating reflux, your baby is already busy doing the real work.
So for example, if a baby has acid reflux, they prescribe a drug that just suppresses that symptom, without doing any investigation into why the reflux is occurring in the first place. There are so many problems with that approach. One of the main ones is that number one, drugs don’t just have intended effects, they also have unintended effects. If a drug suppresses acid production, what else is it doing that may not be beneficial?
Prescription drugs should never be a first choice. These drugs are dangerous especially for babies and children. Doctors are practicing & experimenting on people and have no idea what these drugs are doing to people. The drugs haven’t been on the market long enough to know anything. With all the processed foods we are eating babies are now starting to suffer greatly with stomach issues.
It can also help your baby eat more easily, which improves weight gain and decreases weight loss. As your baby grows, their lower esophageal sphincter will start to work better and they will spit up less. Less spitting up results in less irritation.
Do not take for more than 14 days in a row without talking with your doctor. Your doctor, pharmacist or nurse will be able to give you more information about ranitidine and about other medicines used to treat acid reflux. Your child may get the following side-effects when they first start taking ranitidine but they should wear off. If they are still a problem after a week or so, contact your doctor. Your doctor will work out the amount of ranitidine (the dose) that is right for your child.
You might take it for a month or 2, for example, until your stomach heals. Some people may take it every now and again when they have symptoms. You may find that ranitidine stops working and your symptoms come back if you take it for longer than this.
I am now allergic to all antibiotics and fake sugar like high fructose corn syrup. It’s just a matter of time before we all are allergic to these drugs. Why??
Treatment options for an older child:
Make sure that your baby’s doctor knows about all drugs that you give your baby, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and supplements. This information will help the doctor know if there’s any reason Zantac wouldn’t be safe for your child. To treat your baby’s gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or erosive esophagitis, the typical dosage is 2.5-5 mg/kg of body weight twice per day. Your baby’s symptoms can improve within 24 hours, but therapy for erosive esophagitis usually lasts for a few months.
If a doctor prescribes ranitidine for your child, they will use your child’s weight or age to work out the right dose. You give Zantac 30-60 minutes before you feed your baby.
What If The Baby Is On Zantac But Still Spits Up?
Zantac can change how your baby’s body absorbs other medications because of the changes it makes to the amount of stomach acid. It can also affect how the kidneys remove medications from the body.
Several acid reflux treatments are available for these babies. Gastric reflux is common in infants because the band of muscle, or sphincter, that squeezes the top opening of the stomach shut, does not yet close at full strength, especially in premature babies.
Antacids, such as Gaviscon. Antacids neutralize stomach acid and relieve heartburn. You can buy these without a prescription.