Safety of histamine-2 receptor blockers in hospitalized VLBW infants

Early Human Development • August 2016.

Romaine A, Ye D, Ao Z, Fang F, Johnson O, Blake T, Benjamin DK Jr, Cotten CM, Testoni D, Clark RH, Chu VH, Smith PB, Hornik CP; Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act – Pediatric Trials Network.

Histamine-2 receptor (H2) blockers are often used in very low birth weight infants despite lack of population specific efficacy and safety data. We sought to describe safety and temporal trends in histamine-2 receptor (H2) blocker use in hospitalized very low birth weight (VLBW) infants.

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