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Can Children Take Adult Multivitamins
Serviflox in kids -: The answer to your question is yes and no. The medicine is ciprofloxacin. Generally we do not give this to pediatric patients because there is a risk for tendon problems in patients who have not reached full maturity. However, there are situations where the risk of this happening is outweighed by the need for the med - like in kids with Cystic Fibrosis Also, the ear drops are safe in kids! ...Read more
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
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
Rarely necessary: Rocaltrol or calcitriol is the active form of vitamin D and is far more expensive than standard vitamin D. It is only indicated in situations where the body is unable to activate vitamin D normally such as chronic renal disease and deficiency of parathyroid hormone which is rare and needs to be managed by a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more
If needed can take: Erythropoietin is used for promoting red blood cells. Since premature infants can have anemia, as well as pediatric patients undergoing chemotherapy, it is a valuable tool. It has been approved by the FDA for these reasons. It has also been approved for pediatric renal disease. I hope this helps you. I would hope that you are not having to deal with these problems but if so, I wish you well. ...Read more
No: Aspirin is not considered safe for children due to its association with Reys syndrome. There are special circumstances where a child will be put on aspirin (cyanotic heart disease, kawasaki disease) but that is done under direct guidance of the child's doctor/specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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