Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease  The goals of therapy should be aimed at symptom relief and prevention of GERD-related complications whilst maximizing normal growth and development. Treatments for GERD in children can be made based on the parameters detailed above, then it is reasonable to trial a course of therapy. If symptoms persist despite appropriate, adequate therapy then referral should be made to a pediatric gastroenterologist for further evaluation. .( Sherman PM, et al , 2009)

1Lifestyle and Behavioral Changes

2Surface Protective Agents

3Antacids

4Histamine H2 Receptor Antagonists

5Proton Pump Inhibitors

6-Prokinetics Prokinetics include drugs such as erythromycin, domper-idone, metoclopramide, bethanecol, and cisapride.

7-Surgical Intervention Anti-reflux surgery may be of benefit in children with con-firmed GERD who have failed medical therapy or who have life-threatening complications of GERD.