Last updated on September 2018

Triage Administration of Ondansetron for Gastroenteritis in Children


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Gastroenteritis
  • Age: Between 1 - 17 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children aged more than 6 months and weight 8kg
  • At least 4 non-bilious, non-bloody vomiting in the preceding 24 hours
  • The last vomiting occured less than 2 hours ago
  • No other diagnostic more likely than gastroenteritis suspected by the nurse at triage.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe dehydration (based on poor capillary refill or hypotension)
  • Underlying disease that could affect the assessment of hydration (such as renal failure or hypoalbuminemia)
  • Bilious or bloody vomiting
  • Bloody stool
  • A history of abdominal surgery
  • Allergy to ondansetron
  • Long QT syndrome or major cardiac condition
  • Previous enrolment in the study.
  • Inability to obtain parental informed consent (language barrier, absence, etc.)

Recruitment Status: Open


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