So, we have discussed migraines and looked at how to diagnose in the pediatric population. Now it’s time to decide how to treat the headache. Just like diagnosing the headaches, it is important to individualize treatment for each child, with the goal being fast relief, no rebound or re-occurrence, with minimal or no side effects to the medications. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘medication’
I read an interesting, albeit somewhat alarming article in an issue of Pediatrics. The article is entitled “Adolescent Prescription ADHD Medication Abuse is Rising Along with Prescriptions for these Medications”. (more…)
Does your child know how to swallow a pill? Just think about how easier life would be if they could! (more…)
The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers who purchase medication on the internet to be aware of sites selling fake “generic” versions of Tamilfu. (more…)
I have found myself sounding like a broken record for the past week, and feel certain that the record is going to continue to “skip” as the confusion over the use of antiviral for H1N1 (swine flu) continues. (more…)
The CDC just released a study confirming what many pediatricians had already know, most childhood poisonings are due to over doses or accidental ingestion of over the counter or prescription medicines found within the home.
More than 71,000 children aged 18 and younger are seen in emergency rooms for unintentional overdoses. More than 2/3 of these are due to medications found within the home, more than double the rate of childhood poisonings caused by household cleaning products, plants etc. (more…)