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)
1–Lifestyle and Behavioral Changes
2–Surface Protective Agents
4–Histamine H2 Receptor Antagonists
5–Proton 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.