Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: liz | 2013/02/19

Q.

4 month old

hi dr. My baby is 4 Month on the 29th. He is on Novalac AR. He was on Nexium for 2 weeks. What i would like to know, how long does it take for nexium to leave the system and for baby to have reflux symptoms again. After a week off the nexium,his day sleep is very poor, he cries when he feeds and would never finish a bottle. He has also started waking and crying at 3 in the morning again. i dont know if this coul be because of the reflux but would it take a week for symptom to recure.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It would take much less than a week off Nexiam for the stomach acid to start worrying your baby again. He should go back on the Nexiam and should stay on this treatment until he is at least 6 months old. He is definitely having the symptoms babies show when they have acid reflux.

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