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Is lanzol junior and domstal safe for GERD treatment

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Posted on Thu, 27 Feb 2014
Question: dear doctor.. my child is now 2 months old. she had respiratory problems, retractions just ten days after birth. she was given antibiotics for 5 days and also was given kidpred by the doctor. antibiotics were given again , already about 4-5 weeks . now the doctors says to treat for GERD with lanzol junior and domstal. please advise if this needs to be continued. what alternative is available without much adverse effects.
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Answered by Dr. Arun (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer: continue lanzol Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to health care magic. From your query I understand that your daughter had respiratory infection and wheezing which was treated appropriately. GERD is a common problem in babies. Usually settles by one year when the junction between stomach and food pipe becomes tight Till then it needs to be treated if present with the medicines your doctor has given you. Both the medicines are safe with no significant side effects. Don't worry it will settle soon. Regards Dr Arun
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dear Dr. XXXXXXX . thank you so much for the valuable information. Today when my child had some breathing issues , the doctor gave her injections (hydrocortisone sodium succinate ) first primocort injection and then betsone injection. What are these injections for and are there any adverse ettects of these injections, when are these injections normally given. What do you recommend continuing . She was given lanzol junior and domastol this morning to treat for GERD. PLEASE ADVISE .
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Answered by Dr. Arun (4 hours later)
Brief Answer: All are corticosteroids Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing back. All the three are corticosteroids . They are given for severe wheezing. They can cause plenty of side effects like immunosuppression, bone weakness, etc but only if given repeatedly for prolonged periods. Continue other medicines for GERD. Regards,
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Is lanzol junior and domstal safe for GERD treatment

Brief Answer: continue lanzol Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to health care magic. From your query I understand that your daughter had respiratory infection and wheezing which was treated appropriately. GERD is a common problem in babies. Usually settles by one year when the junction between stomach and food pipe becomes tight Till then it needs to be treated if present with the medicines your doctor has given you. Both the medicines are safe with no significant side effects. Don't worry it will settle soon. Regards Dr Arun