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Ondansetron in childhood gastroenteritis

Report by: Dr Helen Rumbold, ST3 Emergency Medicine

Search checked by: Dr Jude Reay, Locum Consultant

Institution: Poole General Hospital, Poole, UK

Three-part question

In [children with vomiting due to viral gastroenteritis] does [ondansetron] reduce the requirement for [intravenous rehydration]?

Clinical scenario

A 3-year-old child presents to the emergency department with a 24 h history of vomiting, diarrhoea and reduced oral intake. You wonder whether giving …

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