Table 1

 Summary of studies on erythromycin as a prokinetic agent in preterm neonates (prophylactic approach)

Antimicrobial dose (n = 149)Low dose (n = 43)26
Patole et al24Stenson et al25
FEFs, Full enteral feeds.
Number737643
Dose (mg/kg/dose)12 every 6 h15 every 8 h2.5 every 6 h
RouteIntragastricIntravenousOral
DurationTill FEFs or 14 days7 days10 days
Authors’ conclusionNot usefulNot usefulUseful