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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 is a common disorder, often treated either with stimulants, like Ritalin (methylphenidate) and...

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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. Singulair is a prescription allergy and asthma medication that can be used in children as young as six...

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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. Swallowing pills is a skill most kids learn around 10 years of age. Before that, a fear of choking or simply...

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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 given your kids a homeopathic medicine? Not sure? Homeopathic medicines that you might find on the...

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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. Tamiflu is a prescription antiviral medication that can be used to treat an influenza...

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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 drugs available to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) such...

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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 invention or breakthrough in some way attributes its origins to the work of others. New medicines...

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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 here. Verywell / JR BeeTylenol (acetaminophen) is a popular over-the-counter medicine that is...

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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. Amoxil is a wonderful antibiotic and often doesn't get the respect it deserves from parents, some of...

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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. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an over-the-counter antihistamine that is used to treat allergies in children...

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