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what dosage should a 7 week old baby be getting of baby zantac, if the baby weighs 7.1 pounds?

Hi, Laura,

The recommended doses, in most literature, would be aroune 2mg/kg/day.  3 kg babies would therefore get about 6mg total, with this generally given twice a day.

Practically most of us dose at 5-10mg/kg/day, or 15 to 30 mg for a total daily dose. This usually produces better results than what is recommended by the manufacturer and is safe.

Good luck, Dr. Olson  


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