University Hospital of Wales Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Guideline Printed on Wed 23-jul-08
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Gastric prophylaxis

Patients receiving PPIs or H2 antagonists prior to PICU admission should continue to receive these drugs.

Ranitidine 1mg/kg tds i.v. max 50mg/dose should be used for stress ulcer prophylaxis.

pH monitoring should ensure pH >4.

PPI may be used if pH <4, or following a gastric bleed.
Omeprazole i I.V.: 0.5mg/kg od (can increase to max of 2mg/kg)