A Parent's Guide to Children's Medicines

A Parent's Guide to Children's Medicines

by Edward A. Bell
     
 

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In A Parent's Guide to Children's Medicines, an experienced pediatric pharmacist answers questions about how to give safe and effective medications to children. Whether medicine is used to treat asthma or ear infections, medicine is often necessary and can be life saving—yet many parents worry about side effects and possible long-term consequences.

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In A Parent's Guide to Children's Medicines, an experienced pediatric pharmacist answers questions about how to give safe and effective medications to children. Whether medicine is used to treat asthma or ear infections, medicine is often necessary and can be life saving—yet many parents worry about side effects and possible long-term consequences. This book tells parents how drugs for children are prescribed and used, and how to give these medications to children for the best results.

Inside:• information to help parents weigh the benefits and risks of medicines • descriptions of medicine for treating fever, infection, and common illnesses• practical tips on measuring, flavoring, and administering liquid medicines• directions for giving medicine in the mouth, the nose, the ear, and the eye • advice for keeping children safe around medications • facts about vaccinations: how do they work, and are they safe?• answers to parents’ frequently asked questions

Editorial Reviews

Booklist - Karen Springen

Parents who worry about whether medications are safe for their children get expert reassurance from the pediatric pharmacist who wrote this guide... This well-researched book... could save lives.

Biz India Magazine - Laxmi Chaandi

Easy-to-use and very useful... This is a must-have book for parents.

Annals of Pharmacotherapy

This guide is concise and very each to read and understand... It is written in a descriptive yet straightforward way... It would be a wonderful addition to any family's reference library.

Booklist
Parents who worry about whether medications are safe for their children get expert reassurance from the pediatric pharmacist who wrote this guide... This well-researched book... could save lives.

— Karen Springen

Biz India Magazine
Easy-to-use and very useful... This is a must-have book for parents.

— Laxmi Chaandi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421406732
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2012
Series:
A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
184
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Phil Brunell

An invaluable, well-referenced, and reliable guide for any family that has—or is expecting to have—children. Written in down-to-earth language and dealing with the common problems of childhood, this book is a must for every family.

Meet the Author

Edward A. Bell is a pediatric pharmacist and a professor of clinical sciences at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the Blank Children's Hospital and Clinics, Des Moines, Iowa. He is the author of a monthly column on pediatric medicines for the journal Infectious Diseases in Children.

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