Study reaches no conclusion on IV omeprazole for GI bleeding

11/26/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

Critically ill children given intravenous omeprazole at two dosage levels showed increased gastric pH, but researchers in Spain said it was not clear whether that reduced gastrointestinal bleeding or increased the risk of infection. Omeprazole is used to reduce bleeding risks but an effective IV dose in children has not been established.

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