Posts Tagged "Digestive Complication in Infants"

Study Links Antibiotics to Digestive Complication in Infants

Posted on Apr 1, 2015 in Medical Rewind

Risk, though small, appears highest when medications given in first 6 weeks, researchers report. MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Using certain antibiotics early in infancy may raise the risk of a serious gastrointestinal condition called pyloric stenosis, a new study indicates. Doctors have known that using the antibiotic erythromycin can increase the risk of pyloric stenosis in infants. The new findings confirmed that link, and also found that the antibiotic azithromycin (Zithromax) is associated with a higher risk of pyloric stenosis when given to infants under 6 weeks old....

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