Hopefully I have put this in the right place...
I took my 4 wk old DD to the Drs today to get a script for Zantac, she has silent reflux and has been really unsettled due to the pain etc. I tried mylanta first but felt she needed a bit more help. I have two boys - a 13yo and 22mth old, they both had reflux and were both treated with zantac.
The Dr was VERY reluctant to give me the script and although he gave it to me he actually asked that I not use it. He said that recent studies have shown that ASD may be caused by bacteria (or lack of I think) in the gut - and that drugs such as Zantac and Losec may be the cause.
When I told him I had used it with my other 2 kids he said that "we thought Thylidamide was safe once..". When I asked what I should do with DD he said "carry her until you go crazy"! I felt compelled to point out that since we had not slept for more than 3 hours at a time for the last 4 weeks - that point is fast approaching! I know there are varying views from Drs as to whether reflux is actually real, normally I would have complete confidence in my GP's opinion. This however has left me scratching my head.
I was wondering whether you wonderful ladies here on EB had heard of this. Is it a new study or something that has been around for a while? Neither of my boys seem to show any side affects from using it - well none that I know of yet I suppose!