Pharmacology and Pain Management
- 742 Downloads
Prescribing medications is the most important and ultimate decision making in most pediatric outpatient and inpatient encounters. It is critical for all pediatricians to be familiar with all medications they are prescribing to their patients while taking into consideration appropriate dosing, absorption of medications, potential interactions with other drugs, possible side effects, monitoring of drug toxicities, and risks of drug abuse.
KeywordsPediatric pharmacology Half-life Peak and trough Adverse effects of drugs Sedation Pain management
- Akdis AC, Sicherer SH. Allergy and the immunologic basis of atopic disease. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme III JW, Schor NF, Behrman RE, editors. Nelson textbook of pediatrics. 20th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2016. p. 1074–7.Google Scholar
- Batchelor HK. Influence of food on paediatric gastrointestinal drug absorption following oral administration: a review. Children (Basel). 2015;2(2):244–71.Google Scholar
- Chang WT. Pediatric sedation. Medscape [Internet]. Updated 8 May 2018. Medscape. New York: WebMD. https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/804045-overview#a8. Accessed 26 Dec 2018.
- De Sutter AIM, van Driel ML, Kumar AA, Lesslar O, Skrt A. Oral antihistamine-decongestant-analgesic combinations for the common cold. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012;2:CD004976.Google Scholar
- Drugs.com [Internet]. Common side effects from antibiotics, and allergies and reactions. n.d. Updated 3 Mar 2017. Drugs.com. https://www.drugs.com/article/antibiotic-sideeffects-allergies-reactions.html. Accessed 21 Oct 2018.