children’s medication

Why don’t kids use their asthma medicines?
Why don’t kids use their asthma medicines? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a new analysis of interviews conducted with children who have asthma, their caregivers and their clinicians, Johns Hopkins researchers found that there was significant lack of agreement about why the kids miss their needed daily anti-inflammatory medication. A report on the ... Read More »

Poor asthma prescribing compromising health of children
Poor asthma prescribing compromising health of children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An alarming number of children under five years of age are being prescribed asthma medication outside of national guidelines, new research shows. The study, by medical researchers at UNSW and Sydney Children’s Hospital, was presented in Adelaide today to health ... Read More »

New codeine recommendations implemented
New codeine recommendations implemented (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Consumers and health professionals are advised that the recommendations of the safety review of codeine use in children and rapid metabolisers have now been implemented. The Product Information (PI) documents for all prescription codeine products have been updated to reflect ... Read More »

Parenting support programs help parents follow medical advice
Parenting support programs help parents follow medical advice (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An “alarming” number of families do not stick to treatment plans for their children’s long-term health conditions – and University of Queensland researchers are determined to help turn the trend around. Associate Professor Alina Morawska from UQ’s Parenting and Family ... Read More »

Heart health risk from ADHD meds
Heart health risk from ADHD meds (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a collaborative research project with colleagues from Montreal and Seoul, UniSA researchers have found a small but significant increased risk of arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat) for some children prescribed the ADHD medication, methylphenidate (most commonly Ritalin). The research published in ... Read More »

Safety Recall Children’s Panadol 5-12 years suspension 200 mL bottle
Safety Recall Children’s Panadol 5-12 years suspension 200 mL bottle (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Recall – risk of allergic reaction due to potential contamination Consumers and health professionals are advised that GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Australia, in consultation with the TGA, is in the process of recalling three batches of Children’s Panadol 5-12 years suspension, ... Read More »

 
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