oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Over-the-counter (OTC) medication in children : friend or foe? : clinical



Extracted from text ... SA PHARMACIST'S ASSISTANT november / december 2005 6 CLINICAL CLINICAL Noel Cranswick Clinical Pharmacologist Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Australia. George McGillivray Fellow in GeneralPaediatrics Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Australia Over-the-counter (OTC) medication in children: friend or foe? Children are not small adults and OTC medication should be used in an informed and appropriate manner. The use of over-the-counter (OTC) medications has become commonplace. Not only do we, as adults, frequently medicate ourselves with OTC preparations, we also give them to our children. The health professions and the community at large often assume that, because these drugs are not ..


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