TABLE 4

Pediatric Doses of Medications Prescribed for GERD

MedicationsDosesFormulationsAges Indicated by the Food and Drug Administration
Cimetidine30–40 mg/kg/d, divided in 4 dosesSyrup≥16 y
Ranitidine5–10 mg/kg/d, divided in 2 to 3 dosesPeppermint-flavored syrup; Effervescent tablet1 mo–16 y
Famotidine1 mg/kg/d, divided in 2 dosesCherry-banana-mint–flavored oral suspension1–16 y
Nizatidine10 mg/kg/d, divided in 2 dosesBubble gum–flavored solution≥12 y
Omeprazole0.7–3.3 mg/kg/dSprinkle contents of capsule onto soft foods2–16 y
Lansoprazole0.7–3 mg/kg/dSprinkle contents of capsule onto soft foods or select juices1–17 y
Administer capsule contents in juice through nasogastric tube
Strawberry-flavored disintegrating tablet
Orally disintegrating tablet via oral syringe or nasogastric tube (≥8 French)
Esomeprazole0.7–3.3 mg/kg/dSprinkle contents of capsule onto soft foods1–17 y
Administer capsule contents in juice through nasogastric tube
Rabeprazole20 mg dailyOral tablet12–17 y
Dexlansoprazole30–60 mg dailyOral tabletNo pediatric indication
Pantoprazole40 mg daily (adult dose)Oral tabletNo pediatric indication