PPI use safe for children

03/28/2007 | Medscape (free registration)

A new study found that continuous use of proton pump inhibitors, such as omeprazole and lansoprazole, by pediatric patients with GERD was both safe and effective, with only six out of 166 patients requiring surgery after the therapy. Researchers noted that doctors should exercise caution with extended PPI use in children, offer nutritional advice and check for iron and B12 status once a year.

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