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Is it safe to give pain medication to children?

Is it safe to give pain medication to children?

Depends: This depends on the condition of the child, reason and type of medication and dose involved. I can think of some pain meds that would stop a kid from breathing, at least one that could shut down their kidneys, etc. There are specific and well studied pain meds for kids that are safe to use. ...Read more

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What medications are used to treat hyper activity in autistic children?

Varies: It depends on the cause of hyperactivity. There are many reasons for an ad child to be hyperactive. You, behavioral assistant, speech therapists, pt, teachers, and doctors need to figure out why. If child is chronically ill, frustrated, anxious, in pain, obsessing, he could be hyperactive. There is no one medication to use in a recipe fashion. ...Read more

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Are there any good medications to help with children that are selective mutes?

Are there any good medications to help with children that are selective mutes?

Depends: If the selective mutism is due to a social phobia or agoraphobia, then there are some possible treatments that may help. Anxiolytics can reduce these symptoms. ...Read more

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I noticed medication dosage for children is based on weight/age. What if you're a petite adult under 90lbs? Would my body require less dosage for the same effect?

I noticed medication dosage for children is based on weight/age. What if you're a petite adult under 90lbs? Would my body require less dosage for the same effect?

Prudent: It would be prudent to adjust the dose to suit your weight, especially for drugs with narrow margin of safety. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor and pharmacist for specific drugs.
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Is synaptol medication effective for ADHD children?

Is synaptol medication effective for ADHD children?

No scientific: Evidence supports this claim. It seems that the company has marketed its product outside the U.S.A. After this action of 3/21/13: "the national advertising division has recommended that hello life, llc, discontinue unsupported claims that its synaptol, a homeopathic remedy, treats or relieves symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." please use chadd. Org for valid information on adhd. ...Read more

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Best medication for peca (eating soil) for children?

Best medication for peca (eating soil) for children?

Pica: Check with your pediatrician. If pica is suspected, a medical evaluation is important to assess for possible anemia, intestinal blockages, or potential toxicity from ingested substances. ...Read more

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Are there any safe over-the-counter medication for children?

Are there any safe over-the-counter medication for children?

Yes: There are not many safe over-the-counter cold medications for children. The medications which had been previously available were both not very effective for children and also rather easy to overdose. The best OTC medications for children continue to be tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) products and Motrin (ibuprofen) products. When in doubt, ask your pharmacist for help with OTC choices for kids. ...Read more

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What to you think about putting children on add medication is misbehaving at home?

What to you think about putting children on add medication is misbehaving at home?

Bad idea: Add medications should be used to treat add. However, there are children who misbehave due to impulsivity (reacting prior to thinking). Impulsivity can be treated with medication. I would strongly consider consulting with a child psychiatrist for child therapist to investigate your options. ...Read more

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What is a good medication for OCD in children?

What is a good medication for OCD in children?

First, accurate diag: Is most important. For true OCD, there are several behavioral interventions which should be tried first. See a child-adolescent psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Do you use medication to treat ptsd in children?

Do you use medication to treat ptsd in children?

Sometimes: Medication is not the primary treatment of choice for the core of childhood ptsd. Psychotherapy, or "talk therapy" (or play therapy in younger children) is the primary treatment. That being said, medications are sometimes used short term to reduce anxiety to help the child to tolerate the anxiety associated with therapy, or for specific symptoms such as sleep difficulties. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What medications treat type 1 diabetes in children?

What medications treat type 1 diabetes in children?

Insulin: Insulin is the prime medication for type 1 insulin. Dietary management is important as well. ...Read more

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Which epilepsy medication doesn't affect unborn children?

Which epilepsy medication doesn't affect unborn children?

None: All the antiepiletic drugs (aed) have a potential to cause birth defect (s). The risk can be minimized by monotherapy instead of multiple combination, lowest effective amount of aed, and Folic Acid supplementation. Valproate has the highest potential to cause birth defect and should be avoided. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

Olive oil: For our kids in alaska (where we know about eczema!), we just put a little olive oil in their bath water every day and that worked great. ...Read more

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Which is the new medication for treating autism in children and teenagers?

Which is the new medication for treating autism in children and teenagers?

Abilify (aripiprazole) for symptoms: In my experience, Abilify (aripiprazole) can often ameliorate the irritability of some children who have a diagnosis of autism. Suramin, used for years as an anti protozoan agent, has shown some promise in mice for reversing some aspects of a theoretic cause of autism and is apparently now in human clinical trials. Perhaps this is what you had in mind when asking about a new autism medication. ...Read more

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Does your service treat children that already have diagnosis and medication history for mental health and seizures?

Does your service treat children that already have diagnosis and medication history for mental health and seizures?

Wrong site: The public Healthtap site is an information center. We do not diagnose or treat any medical condition. That disclaimer is provided within the site materials. There is a separate paid concierge service called Healthtap Prime that offers some services when they can reasonably be done online. Check site details for information. ...Read more

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Do kids with ADHD always need medication? Do children always need medication to treat adhd, or are there other options? .

Do kids with ADHD always need medication? Do children always need medication to treat adhd, or are there other options? .

ADHD: Adhd is not always treated with medications. There are programs that are behaviorally based as well. ...Read more

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What are some of the issues with giving bipolar medications to children?

What are some of the issues with giving bipolar medications to children?

Children under six: Are generally not diagnosed with BP disorder, because their symptoms vary widely. There are exceptions, like severe cases, in which case meds may help (along with lots of therapy for the child and family). Meds have side effects, some of which are severe. A child psychiatrist is the best professional to monitor the meds, but in general use caution when giving children these strong meds. ...Read more

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Why does ADHD medication cause tics in children?

Why does ADHD medication cause tics in children?

Pharmacology: Tics are repetitive, involuntary, stylized, motor movements involving a single or complex group of muscles. Chemicals that are stimulatory in nature, such as caffeine or methylphenidate, may excite muscle fibers to contract more easily. Brain control of muscle firing may also be increased with these substances. Tics are worsened by stimulants, not caused by them. See my health guides on panda's. ...Read more

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What medications should not be taken with ibuprofen (children's motrin)?

What medications should not be taken with ibuprofen (children's motrin)?

None: You can typically mix most medications with motrin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should be spaced out from motrin if additional anti-pyretic (fever) medication is needed. Childrens advil is the same medication and should not be given together. Antibiotics, or other medication can be given at same time. If you have additional concerns, you can request consult. ...Read more

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What is the best way to dispose of medications when there are small children around?

What is the best way to dispose of medications when there are small children around?

Return to pharmacy: Whether or not there are small kids around, unused prescription medicines should be returned to the pharmacy to be incinerated. Dumping them into the sink or toilet ends up putting more of those chemicals into our water supply, not a good idea. ...Read more

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Can children take tablet medications with the same dosage as their syrup medications?

Can children take tablet medications with the same dosage as their syrup medications?

Medication: Usually the answer is yes. For example standard liquid Diphenhydramine (benadryl) as 12.5mg in every 5ml of liquid. If you were giving 2 tsp (10ml) that would be 25mg which is the same as giving one 25mg tablet. Just make sure you are comparing all active ingredients. Many over the counter meds have more than one thing in them. ...Read more

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What is the anti cough medication that is safe in children?

What is the anti cough medication that is safe in children?

Depend on age.: All medications are safe if done appropriately for age and weight. ...Read more

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Does ADHD medication increase the risk of suicide in young children?

Does ADHD medication increase the risk of suicide in young children?

No: None of the standard medications for adhd are associated with suicidality in young children. Atomoxetine (strattera) has been associated with a slight increase in suicidation in adolescents and adults, however. Any time a new medication is started the parents or the patient should be in close contact with the doctor, communicating any concern that arises. ...Read more

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Is it illegal to deny medications for children that are clinically diagnosed with adhd?

Is it illegal to deny medications for children that are clinically diagnosed with adhd?

No: According to amer acad peditrics practice guidelines for adhd, a doctor must recommend stimulant medication. The parents have ultimate say in what/how their child is treated. Having said that, untreated adhd is such a devastating, chronically pervasive condition that not treating it amounts to sentencing a child to an inferior life, increasing risk for drugs, motor accidents, financial problems. ...Read more

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Are there different medications necessary to help with adhd, inattentive type children?

Are there different medications necessary to help with adhd, inattentive type children?

No: Inattentive add will respond to much the same medications as adhd, although with much individual variation, and yes., some kids only improve with medication. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what household medication leads to deep sleep that is safe for children?

Could you tell me what household medication leads to deep sleep that is safe for children?

Why is he not sleepy: Find out why your child is not sleeping well before you attempt to medicate him. Lack of sleep higiene causes many sleeping difficulties in kids. Make sure your child is able to self soothe in order to go to sleep and make his sleeping space only for sleep. Take tv´s out of the room, and let your chils "wind" down for 30 min before you want himto fall asleep. Have a routine and be consistent. ...Read more

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Severe anxiety, medication not working anymore, and losing ability to cope. Cannot handle children, work, and the like. What to do?

Severe anxiety, medication not working anymore, and losing ability to cope. Cannot handle children, work, and the like. What to do?

Anxiety: Best option is to partner with your psychiatrist closely to develop a medication regimen and behavioral therapy to combat your anxiety. There are many combination therapies (eg, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) or other SNRI + Lyrica or other GABA agonist) that can be employed to help your symptomatically. Hope that helps! ...Read more