Pediatric Drug Therapy: Proton Pump Inhibitors in Pediatrics Copy

To Use or Not to Use…that is the Question!

This module will evaluate the risks and benefits of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) in pediatric indications.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Discuss the indications for when Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) should be prescribed, evaluating the risks and benefits in specific pediatric clinical scenarios.
  2. Differentiate the diagnosis and management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) from other esophageal conditions that can clinically mimic GERD including Functional Heartburn and Hypersensitive Esophagus.
  3. Explain the role of PPIs in treating Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE).
  4. Discuss the role of PPIs in the management of H. pylori eradication.

Presentation & Handout

Uma Pisharody, MD, FAAP   
Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Swedish Medical Group/Pediatric Specialty Care, Seattle


Proton Pump Inhibitors in Pediatrics


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