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Does ADHD Medication Cause Unintentional Weight Loss?

While ADHD medication helps get symptoms under control, it can also come with side effects like loss of appetite. Learn more about why this happens....

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Singulair Medication for Children With Allergies

Learn about Singulair, a prescription allergy medication that can be used to treat indoor and outdoor allergies in children, including infants....

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How to Make Swallowing Pills Easier for Children

Swallowing pills is a skill many kids learn around age 10. Find out how to help your child take pills without fear and problems swallowing....

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Homeopathic Medicines for Children

Homeopathic medicines are often misused by parents when they can't find an alternative medicine for common childhood conditions. Have you ever...

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Tamiflu Antiviral Medication Facts and Uses

Tamiflu is a prescription antiviral medication that can be used both to treat and prevent influenza infections (the flu) in children and adults....

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Over-the-Counter Medicine for Kids

Learn what over-the-counter medicines are available for kids and which ones you should keep stocked in your medicine cabinet. An increasing number of...

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Phenergan Drug Warning

Learn about the drug Phenergan (promethazine), commonly used for vomiting, why there is a concern about children using it and its alternatives. When...

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Zithromax (Azithromycin) Use in Children

Here is what you need to know about Zithromax (azithromycin), an antibiotic used to treat ear infections, strep throat, sinusitis, and pneumonia in...

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Using Focalin XR for ADHD Treatment

Focalin XR is an extended-release stimulant that can be used to treat children, teens, and adults who have ADHD. Focalin XR (dexmethylphenidate...

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Strattera Non-Stimulant ADHD Medication

Strattera is a non-stimulant medication that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of ADHD in children and adults. Learn more. Most of the...

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Ibuprofen Skin Patch Benefits

For decades, people have taken ibuprofen by mouth. Now, polymer technology makes the ibuprofen skin patch a reality. Here are the benefits. Every new...

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Tylenol Dosage Calculator for Infants and Children

It's important to know how much Tylenol or acetaminophen to give your infant or older child when he has pain or a fever. Learn about dosages...

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Amoxil Antibiotic Medication for Children

Learn about Amoxil, an antibiotic that is used to treat many common childhood infections, including sinusitis, ear infections, and strep throat....

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Children's Zyrtec Side Effects and Dosing

Children's Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an over-the-counter antihistamine used to treat allergies. Learn more about Zyrtec side effects and dosing....

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Alternative Allergy Medicines for Kids

Review what you can do when you are having a hard time getting your child's allergy symptoms under control. Many kids take allergy medicines,...

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A Guide to Children's Cold Medicines

Children's cold medicines and decongestants, although they won't help your kids get better faster, may help relieve common cold symptoms. If...

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Side Effects of Allegra for Kids

Children's Allegra (fexofenadine) is an OTC antihistamine used for seasonal allergies and hives. Side effects, if present at all, are usually...

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Alternatives to Pills for Treating ADHD

Learn which ADHD medications are available in liquid, ODT, and chewable form, which may make it easier to get your child to take medicine. ADHD...

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Allergy Treatments and Medicine for Kids

Allergies are common in children, and fortunately, there are many good treatments and medicines that can help you control your child's symptoms....

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Off-Label Prescribing in Pediatrics

Learn about off-label prescriptions for children with mental illness, including why some drugs are prescribed without FDA approval. The Food and Drug...

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Dosage for Infants' Tylenol

Review why a new concentration of Tylenol that is replacing the Infants' Concentrated Tylenol Drops may lead to confusion about the dosage. To...

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Medicine for Your Kids When Traveling

Traveling with kids can be hard enough, but traveling with a sick child can be especially difficult. Review some tips for safe traveling for kids....

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Common Side Effects of Pediatric Drugs

The possible side effects of pediatric medications can be lengthy. Learn the common side effects of drugs such as Flonase, Ritalin, and Reglan....

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Hirschsprung's Disease Symptoms and Treatments

Learn about Hirschsprung's disease, a congenital cause of intestinal blockage with a common sign being that babies delay in passing meconium....

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What to Know About Concerta (Methylphenidate HCl)

Concerta is an extended-release stimulant used to treat symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. Concerta...

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Prednisone and Other Steroids for Kids

Learn about prednisone, an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid commonly used to treat children with asthma attacks, allergic reactions, and poison ivy....

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Why Albuterol Is No Longer Used for Bronchiolitis

While the drug albuterol was once used to treat bronchiolitis in children, guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics now advises against it....

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Common and Serious Antibiotic Side Effects in Children

From diarrhea to life-threatening allergic reactions, it is important to understand the side effects of your child's antibiotics. Like any...

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