Compounding For Babies


Compounding has a positive impact on many peoples’ lives – even very early on. Indeed, although many babies suffer from reflex, the most popular medication for treating it is only available in pill form. Through compounding, however, that pill is turned into a liquid that can be more easily administered to very young patients.

Reflux In Infants: What Is It?

Reflux is a very common condition and usually occurs in infants between ages zero to six months. It occurs when a baby brings back up the contends of their stomach after feeding. Sometimes, those contents are regurgitated and end up coming back out of the baby’s mouth. It is important to note, however, that regurgitation is entirely different from vomiting. Unlike vomiting, regurgitation involves no effort; food and other contents simply spill back out, but are not ejected or forcefully expelled from a baby’s mouth.

Managing Reflux

For the most part, reflux is not a serious or chronic condition. In fact, most babies outgrow it by the time they are sitting up regularly – usually around eight to ten months of age. During this time however, many parents become concerned with the effects of reflux and want to put and end to the regurgitation as well as the other associated issues. In turn, many pediatricians prescribe Losec. This is a very effective drug for treating reflux, but there is one major drawback: it is only produced in tablet form. Obviously, infants are not capable of swallowing tablets, and the concept of crushing up such tablets isn’t very appealing – or advisable – to most parents.

Compounding Losec Into Omeprazole

When a mum or dad needs reflux medication for their infant, the pediatrician has an excellent option: Compounding Losec tablets into Omeprazole. Omeprazole is a compounded suspension form using the same active ingredient found in Losec tablets. This is administered to infants with a syringe and therefore provides an accurate dosage of medication and comes in two flavours – banana and tutti-frutti. Compounding solutions can be a major rescue not only for the children who suffer from reflux on a regular basis, but also for their parents.

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.