Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

infant refluxGORD is the most common disorder in childhood and the most frequent reason why infants are referred to the paediatric gastroenterologist. It affects up to 8% of the paediatric population.

Symptoms include:

  • regurgitation
  • persistant vomiting
  • feeding refusal
  • irritability
  • persistant crying
  • abdominal pain
  • heartburn
  • sleep disturbances

The main aims of treatment of GORD in children are to relieve symptoms, promote normal growth and development and prevent complications.

Conservative measures of treatment include parent assurance, positioning and altering feeding consistency.

There are a range of pharmacological treatment options. Compounded medicines can be prepared flavoured and in a suitable suspension. This will increase compliance and palatability.

Our compounding pharmacists offer advise to help understand your treatment options.

We can formulate:

  • Suitable designed Dose Forms – the dose form of the medication used can be tailored to suite the infant or child’s requirements. We can prepare specially flavored mixtures, suspensions, troches/lozenges, popsicles, gummy gels, chewing gums, suckers/lollipops, puddings/jellos, and even forms for topical administration.
  • Tailored Dosages – the strength of each dose can be tailor made for the infant in order to minimise any side effects.
  • Palatable Flavours – a wide variety of palatable flavours such as chocolate, raspberry, vanilla and bubblegum are available to mask the taste of the medication. This helps improve compliance and makes the parents job a little easier.

We are happy to work with your doctor or specialist to formulate a medicine that is tailored to the health needs of your child.

Contact us or call us to book a free consultation with our compounding pharmacist.

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