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Small child, acid reflux, cold and cough. Taking junior lanzole. Safe to continue medication?

My baby has just turned one, he was diagnozed with reflux since he was 4-5 months. I managed with homeopathy for some time, but as he was not able to take semi solid food well, and he would occsionally vomit ...and also he had a bad bout of cold/ cough at 11 months, I was prescibed Junior Lanzole 3/4 packet twice a day .. I gave that for a month, then reduced to giving it only once a day for the last week. But as soon as I stopped, the same problem is persisting.. How long is it ok to give Junior lanzole w/o side effects?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

its dr vivek

by your history this seem that your child has gastroesophageal reflux disorder . which respond to proton pump inhibitor . usually GERD respond as age of child increase 1-2 years . so its better to continue junior lanjol along with domperidon . every drug has some adverse effect . but not to be worried this is not harmful to cause significant problem .
what you can do is use semisolid food small quantity frequent feeding.
propped up position.
give night feed at least 2 hour before sleep
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Pediatrician Dr. Sudha Shree Venkataraman's  Response

Lanzol is usually given after 1 year of age.
Usual dosage given is 15 mg per day.
Duration of treatment will depend on the response to treatment.

Its is safe.
How ever any medications can have adverse effects especially when given for long term.
It may cause liver enzyme abnormalities, electrolyte abnormalities and effects due to long term suppression of acid secretion.

You have to be on a regular follow up with your doctor to assess the response, to monitor your kid`s growth and to look for any adverse effects.

Along with medications you have to make sure that
- He is kept upright for at least 30 min after feeds.
- Give semi solid and solid food.
- Milk can be thickened by addition of cereals like rice.
- Do not overfeed. Instead give small frequent feeds.

Usually kids outgrow this reflux- as they grow, the tone of the muscle that encircles the junction between stomach and food pipe increases- so reflux becomes less.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your kid good health.
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