Pediatricians should just say no to drugs when considering prescribing antibiotics for conditions that don?t usually require them. That?s the position of public health officials who say that pediatricians are doing a better job of limiting antibiotic prescriptions but still have a way to go before reaching appropriate levels of use. Inappropriate use of antibiotics continues unabated in 3 of 5 acute respiratory infections. Find out which ones.
Telling parents to have their children take 2 Tylenol and call you in the morning may soon be safer than ever. The FDA is asking drug makers to voluntarily adopt recommendations to make children?s medicines containing acetaminophen safer to use. The industry has complied, phasing out some formulations and changing dosage recommendations. Find out what will now be available.
According to study results out of Norway, paracetamol, or acetaminophen, exposure in pregnancy and in infancy is associated with a child's allergic disease at the age of 10 years.
The parents of a 4-year-old boy complain that he has developed a frightening, rapidly progressive skin rash over the course of 3 days.
A 14-year-old girl comes to your office complaining of having a headache every day for the last 3 months.
Daiichi-Sankyo's agent olmesartan (Benicar) has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of hypertension in patients aged 6 to 16 years.
In an analysis of three common antiseizure medications used to treat absence epilepsy in children, ethosuxomide was associated with the best outcomes overall, compared with lamotrigine and valproic acid.
Text message reminders significantly improved adherence to medication regimens in pediatric orthotopic liver transplant patients, according to a new report.
A recent study demonstrated that long-term, low-dose trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) was associated with a modest decrease in urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children who had had at least 1 such symptomatic infection in the past.
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