Table 2

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

Antimicrobial dose (n = 56)27Low dose (n = 111)
El Hennawy et al29Ng et al28Cairns et al30,31
FEFs, Full enteral feeds.
Number56272460
Dose (mg/kg/dose)12.5 every 6 h1.5 every 6 h5 every 8 h3 every 6 h
RouteIntragastricIntragastricIntragastricIntravenous
Duration14 days8 daysTill 1 week after FEFsTill FEFs
Authors’ conclusionUsefulNot usefulNot usefulNot useful