Posts Tagged ‘GERD’


Are Acid-Suppressing Drugs Prescribed Too Often in Infants?

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Just about every baby has an upset tummy, gas, indigestion, or spits up from time to time.  Yet when spitting up becomes more frequent, or is accompanied by irritability or unexplained crying, doctors often reach for their prescription pads.  When acid-suppressing drugs, used for treating gastrointestinal reflux disorder or GERD, are given to otherwise healthy infants a recent study may have doctors putting down their pens. (more…)

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