Antiemetics for children with gastroenteritis: off-label but still on in clinical practice.

@article{Albano2006AntiemeticsFC,
  title={Antiemetics for children with gastroenteritis: off-label but still on in clinical practice.},
  author={Fabio Albano and Eugenia Bruzzese and Maria Immacolata Spagnuolo and Giulio De Marco},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={
          402-4
        }
}
Antiemetics are not included for treatment of vomiting associated with acute gastroenteritis (AGE) in children by standard guidelines. We performed a survey to determine antiemetic prescribing rates by Italian pediatricians. A structured questionnaire was distributed at a pediatric national conference. The majority of responders reported prescribing antiemetics for pediatric gastroenteritis. Although there is insufficient evidence to justify their use, the use of antiemetics is widely present… CONTINUE READING
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