Reflux in Infants

Reflux is when stomach contents are brought back up into either the oesophagus or mouth. It happens spontaneously and, unlike vomiting, is effortless.  Most reflux is swallowed back into the stomach but occasionally it is regurgitated. Parents are usually more aware of regurgitation, especially after feeds. It normally stops by the time the child is about one year old. Some babies regurgitate more than others – this does not necessarily mean there is anything wrong.

Omeprazole is safe and effective in young children and if appropriate can be prescribed by your doctor.

We compound a sugar free, flavoured omeprazole suspension. It is critical that this formulation be correctly made by a compounding pharmacist and unless the correct formulation and procedures are followed the product will not be as effective.

To order or for more information on Reflux Compounding, please speak to one of our pharmacists in-store or contact us.

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