Surveillance decision

Surveillance decision

We will not update the guideline on diarrhoea and vomiting caused by gastroenteritis in under 5s: diagnosis and management (NICE guideline CG84).

Reasons for the decision

New evidence was identified for antidiarrhoeal medication and non-lactose-containing milk; however, it was inconclusive. Evidence identified for anti-emetic medication suggested it may also cause an increase in diarrhoea and is not currently licensed for use in the UK for children with gastroenteritis. Evidence identified for diluted fruit juice for rehydration was limited to 1 type and brand of juice and as such is insufficient to impact the guideline recommendations at this time.


This page was last updated: 31 October 2018