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Being A Twin (Definition)

Under natural conditions, your chance of having a pregnancy with more than one baby is relatively low (approximately a 1.5% chance). However, the number of multiple births has increased dramatically over the past 15 years. There are two specific reasons contributing to this increase. The first one is the use of fertility drugs and in-vitro fertilization. The second is the increase of pregnancies in older moms, who have an increased likelihood ...Read more


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Can children and teenagers take Voveran?

Can children and teenagers take Voveran?

Yes under MD care: Voveran (diclofenac sodium) is a prescription drug. It is not FDA approved for use in children. It can be used under a doctor's supervision. I strongly discourage giving children, teenagers and adults, prescription medications not prescribed for them. ...Read more

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Can children and teenagers take Nexterone?

Can children and teenagers take Nexterone?

Depends: Nexterone is used to help regulate severe heart arrhythmias (irregular beats). In Pediatrics we often use medication that is not indicated by the FDA for the use in children based on private research and studies. Like Viagra (sildenafil) is used in premature infants with certain lung diseases. If you have concerns, discuss them with your prescribing specialist. http://www.drugs.com/dosage/nexterone.html ...Read more

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Can children and teenagers take baclofen?

Can children and teenagers take baclofen?

Probably safe,: But the drug is designed to treat spasticity, and since this can be caused by several conditions, should discuss fully with your doctor about the available options. ...Read more

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Can children and teenagers take quetiapine?

Can children and teenagers take quetiapine?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Off-label, preferably prescribed by a Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can children and teenagers safely take valaciclovir?

Can children and teenagers safely take valaciclovir?

Yes, but...: Valacyclovir is approved for use in teens aged 13 and up, and has indications for some conditions in immunocompromised children as young as 2 years. However, it should be used ONLY with prescription, and with clear instruction and supervision by a physician. Furthermore, the conditions that this medication treats may be life-threatening in children and need to be managed/diagnosed by a physician. ...Read more

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Why should children and teenagers not use l-arginine?

Why should children and teenagers not use l-arginine?

Safety, unclear need: L-arginine is a dietary supplement. It is made by the body, but is used as a supplement in various adult disorders. No specific indications have been identified in chidlren and adolescents, and it is a substance that, in overdose, can cause brain edema and even death. Oberdose is easier in children because of their smaller size. So, no clear value and possible risk: not a good combination. ...Read more

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Can children and teenagers take Cordarone (amiodarone)?

Can children and teenagers take Cordarone (amiodarone)?

Not a good idea: I would not consider utilizing Cordarone (amiodarone) in young individuals as the side effects are cumulative with time. Only in the rarest circumstances would this be necessary. There are many alternative invasive and noninvasive therapies available including transplantation that could be considered in most cases. Discuss the specifics with your health care provider & request an explanation or second opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Marshall Seligmann
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Children And Teenagers (Definition)

Children and teenagers are young people: everyone up to ...Read more