Reflux Management

  • Omeprazole

    Omeprazole

    Acid is produced naturally in the stomach to help digest food and to kill bacteria. This acid is an irritant, so your body produces a natural mucus barrier which protects the lining of your stomach. Omeprazole is from a group of medicines called ‘Proton Pump Inhibitors’. It reduces the amount of acid produced in the [...]
    Read now
  • PPIs for infant reflux?

    PPIs for infant reflux?

    Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), in common use for treating gastric reflux symptoms in babies, are unnecessary and ineffective in this age group, concludes an Australian systematic review. Published in Pediatrics, the review of 12 studies of almost 900 children aged 0-17 noted the paucity of evidence to support the current widespread prescribing of PPIs in [...]
    Read now
  • Safety of Proton Pump Inhibitors in GORD

    Safety of Proton Pump Inhibitors in GORD

    TASK OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) in infants up to 12 months. DATA SOURCES: Conducted through PubMed. Reference citations from identified articles were also reviewed. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: All double-blind,placebo-controlled trials published in English that evaluated the safety [...]
    Read now
x
x