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Prescribing medications to children - a GP’s view

Published on April 1, 2018   16 min

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Interviewer: Hello Amanda thanks for being available today to talk about problems with medication in children. As an active general practitioner, you must be dealing with the issue of prescribing medications a lot in your practice. Can you tell us what sort of general problems you meet with in terms of prescribing medication for children? Dr. Simmons: Absolutely. It's something obviously that we are coming across on a frequent basis as GPs and we really don't want to be prescribing for children unless it's definitely indicated. But the main issue is I guess that we come across are firstly compliance with medication, you know, with a course of antibiotics. For example is a child taking and completing the antibiotic, side effects of the medication is a problem that we often encounter, and also understanding from the parents of exactly how to administer the medication or actually problems with how they are administering it.

Prescribing medications to children - a GP’s view

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