Published: 16 July 2014
Author(s): Davy Tawadrous, Stephanie Dixon, Salimah Z. Shariff, Jamie Fleet, Sonja Gandhi, Arsh K. Jain, Matthew A. Weir, Tara Gomes, Amit X. Garg

Compared to a lower dose, initiation of the current standard dose of H2RA in older adults is associated with a small absolute increase in the 30-day risk of altered mental status (using neuroimaging as a proxy), even in the absence of CKD. This risk may be avoided by initiating older adults on low doses of H2RAs for gastroesophogeal reflux disease, and increasing dosing as necessary for symptom control.


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