Use and Safety of Erythromycin and Metoclopramide in Hospitalized Infants

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition • August 2015.

Ericson JE, Arnold C, Cheeseman J, Cho J, Kaneko S, Wilson E, Clark RH, Benjamin DK Jr, Chu V, Smith PB, Hornik CP; Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act–Pediatric Trials Network Administrative Core Committee.

Prokinetic medications are used in premature infants to promote motility and decrease time to full enteral feeding. Erythromycin and metoclopramide are the most commonly used prokinetic medications in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), but their safety profile is not well defined.

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