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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. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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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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I am hypersensitive to all medications or pills. They stay in my system for over 18 hours.Is okay to take children's dosages?

I am hypersensitive to all medications or pills. They stay in my system for over 18 hours.Is okay to take children's dosages?

Ok: If you are sensitive to adult doses of medications. It is ok to start with children's doses. ...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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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