Which drugs are used in pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

Updated: Mar 14, 2019
  • Author: Steven M Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Answer

The following medications are used in pediatric patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease:

  • Antacids (eg, aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide)

  • Histamine H2 antagonists (eg, nizatidine, cimetidine, ranitidine, famotidine)

  • Proton pump inhibitors (eg, lansoprazole, omeprazole, esomeprazole, [3] dexlansoprazole, rabeprazole sodium, pantoprazole)

No currently available prokinetic drug (eg, metoclopramide) has been demonstrated to exert a significant influence on the number or frequency of reflux episodes.


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