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Omeprazole (Prilosec, Losec) is used in toddlers and infants who have: GERD - or acid reflux disease. Read more esophagitis - inflammation of the esophagus H pylori infection - this causes ulcer-like symptoms Back to list What is the Omeprazole Babies and Toddlers dosage? The dose of Omeprazole (Losec, Prilosec) for infants and toddlers is: 0.7 mg/kg/day given once daily (the dose can be rounded to the nearest whole number) the dose can be increased if necessary up to 3 mg/kg/day and larger doses can be divided in 2 the maximum daily dose would be 40 mg daily So a 5 kg baby would require about 3.5 mg daily and a 10 kg infant would need 7 mg daily. The medication should be given before meals. If 10 mg capsules are to be used, then the capsule can be opened and the granules mixed with yoghurt or juice to be taken (the granules should not be chewed). The dose should be reduced if there are kidney or liver problems. Back to list What are the side effects of Omeprazole in toddlers and infants? The most common side effects of Omeprazole (Losec, Prilosec) in infants and toddlers are: upper respiratory tract infections - read more otitis media - read more diarrhea - read more In very rare instances, omeprazole can cause: liver problems - see your doctor if your baby or toddler becomes jaundiced, has pale stools and dark urine blood disorders leading to serious infection - see your doctor if your infant or toddler develops high fevers or is unwell skin rashes - see your doctor if your baby or toddler develops nasty skin rashes or ulcers in the mouth Back to list References Epocrates. www.epocrates.com RCPCH. Medicines for Children. 2003 To go to the top of the Omeprazole Babies and Toddlers Information page, click here To go to the Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease page, click here To go to the Medicines for Children page, click here To return to the Home page, click here Last reviewed 26 May 2011.
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How does Prilosec (omeprazole) for infants and toddlers work? Prilosec and Losec are brand names for Omeprazole. Omeprazole belongs to a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. Proton pump inhibitors act by decreasing the acid in the stomach of toddlers and infants. Back to list.
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Omeprazole Babies and Toddlers Drug Information This page gives omeprazole babies and toddlers drug information, including action, dose and side effects. Omeprazole medication is also known by the brand names Prilosec and Losec. How does Omeprazole work? Why is Omeprazole used in infants and toddlers? What is the dose of omeprazole in infants and toddlers? What are the side effects of Omeprazole?
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