The microbiome of a child develops in the first few years of life and so young children may be particularly vulnerable to these medications. We are examining the gut microbiome of young children before and after using these medications. This will give insight into possible mechanisms for reported side effects and may give data to guide appropriate use of these commonly used medications in childhood.
Pediatric Specialists of Virginia
3023 Hamaker Court
Fairfax, VA 22031
Suchi Hourigan, MD
- Children under 5 years of age who have been prescribed a medication to suppress gastric acid