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Practice Guidelines

Diarrhoea and vomiting caused by gastroenteritis in children under 5 years: summary of NICE guidance

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1350 (Published 22 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1350

Use of antiemetics treatment in paediatrics acute gastroenteritis

In response to the EDITOR, Khanna R et al regarding the use of
antiemetics in AG, I would like to say that I agree with the author as we
need more studies to find out about the effects and importance of using
antiemetics in AG.As weather is getting warmer and we will expect more
cases of AG,the use of antiemetic is going to be more needed. Working in
paediatrics and general Practice, I gained the experience that antiemetics
like Ondansetron is quite useful and may significantly reduce the
admission and prevention of dehydration.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

29 April 2009
Mohammed Aman Samaei
FY2
Aelfgar Surgey WS15 2AB