A Parent's Guide to Children's Medicines

A Parent's Guide to Children's Medicines

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In A Parent's Guide to Children's Medicines, an experienced pediatric pharmacist answers questions about how to give safe and effective medications to children. Whether medicine is used to treat asthma or ear infections, medicine is often necessary and can be life savinga€”yet many parents worry about side effects and possible long-term consequences. This book tells parents how drugs for children are prescribed and used, and how to give these medications to children for the best results. Inside:a€c information to help parents weigh the benefits and risks of medicines a€c descriptions of medicine for treating fever, infection, and common illnessesa€c practical tips on measuring, flavoring, and administering liquid medicinesa€c directions for giving medicine in the mouth, the nose, the ear, and the eye a€c advice for keeping children safe around medications a€c facts about vaccinations: how do they work, and are they safe?a€c answers to parentsa€™ frequently asked questions -- Laxmi ChaandiLater in this chapter I discuss how you can get the best and most useful information from your pharmacist. You can also ... This chapter will help you answer these questions: - How can I tell whether a medical Web site is accurate and reliable?

Title:A Parent's Guide to Children's Medicines
Author:Edward A. Bell
Publisher:JHU Press - 2012-08-31


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