Read the label. Do not give a child any
product that contains bismuth subsalicylate, such as Pepto-Bismol or
Kaopectate. Experts think it may be linked to
Reye syndrome, a rare but serious
Be sure you understand how much and how often to give the
medicine to your child. If you are not sure, ask your doctor.
Children with reflux rarely need surgery. It may be an
option for babies or children who have severe reflux that causes breathing
problems or keeps them from growing.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 13, 2012
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