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Can children take etanercept injections?

Can children take etanercept injections?

Yes, absolutely!: Etanercept(Enbrel (etanercept)) is an excellent biologic medication that helps block the chemical messenger named tumor necrosis factor alpha(TNF-alpha)that cells involved in the immune system make.By blocking TNF-alpha,the inflammation generated by the "confused" autoimmune white blood cells is blocked and can effectively put JRA/JIA active disease to sleep. I prescribe Enbrel (etanercept) in kids as young as 3 months old ...Read more

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Can children be given atropine injections?

Can children be given atropine injections?

Yes: The use of this drug is common in some clinical settings, like before surgery. It is safe and effective when used in the appropriate setting. ...Read more

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Can children be given Epinephrine injections?

Can children be given Epinephrine injections?

If indicated: Epinephrine is used in children when necessary to prevent life threatening illness. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to growth hormone injections for children ?

Is there an alternative to growth hormone injections for children ?

Growth: Not for growth hormone deficiency. There are many potential causes of growth failure and short stature and these can be treated differently. Human growth hormone is fda approved for gh deficiency, is safe, effective, and has been used since 1985. ...Read more

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At what age can children learn to give themselves insulin injections safely?

At what age can children learn to give themselves insulin injections safely?

Really depends: It depends on when first diagnosed, many of the 1-2 year olds are so used to the injections given by their parents, that they ask to give it a try. I highly recommend that parents take a very proactive and supportive role in their child requiring insulin. By making it a normal healthy routine, the child will not fear it, but recognize its importance to keep the child safe & away from the er. ...Read more

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What amount do children grow each year with growth hormone injection?

What amount do children grow each year with growth hormone injection?

Growth hormone: That varies, from child to child. It can also depend on what problem caused the growth failure. Your doctor will moniter it very closely and might be able to estimate, based on how your child is responding. ...Read more

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Can children take vaccination pills instead of injections in their arms?

Can children take vaccination pills instead of injections in their arms?

Digestion limits: Medication that is not altered by digestive juices in the stomach or intestines can be taken as a pill or liquid, be absorbed & work. If a medication/vaccine is altered by digestion or if the medication in needed quickly or at high levels a bypass method is needed. When appropriate, a patch can be used for some meds, but injection remains a dependable go to method ...Read more

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How to die from lethal injection?

How to die from lethal injection?

Are you considering: a lethal injection? f you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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What are fanconi marks in children?

What are fanconi marks in children?

See detail answer: Either Fanconi anemia or Fanconi Syndrome which has several genetic causes during infancy. Very complex disease. Consult genetic expert ...Read more

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What is the lethal injection made of?

What is the lethal injection made of?

Weird protocol: First, a barbiturate to put the person to sleep. Then succinylcholine to make the person not move. Then potassium chloride to stop the heart. The latter would be very painful if the person isn't asleep. It's easily bungled especailly with well-intentioned people making the barb (pentothal) hard to get. ...Read more