For some children, despite their parents' best efforts, sleep doesn't come easily. If your child's attempt to fall into a restful slumber results in a struggle each night, he may suffer from a sleep disorder. While the FDA does not recommend any sleeping medications for children, some doctors opt to use sleep-aid medicine in an "off-label" fashion. When a doctor uses a drug … [Read more...] about Safe Sleeping Medications for Children
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The following is a guest post by Jennifer Buchanan The choice to take medication or not while you are breastfeeding can be a stressful decision for many moms, especially during flu season when there are many flu and cold medications available. The key questions to consider for taking medication during lactation are: 1. Do the benefits of the medication outweigh the … [Read more...] about Is It Safe To Take Medication While You’re Breastfeeding?
Common over-the-counter medications like Excedrin and Gas-X have been pulled from store shelves over concerns of a possible pill mix-up. The pharmaceutical company Novartis issued a recall for several drugs after complaints about mislabeled and broken pills. According to a statement from the FDA, "Mixing of different products in the same bottle could result in consumers taking … [Read more...] about Excedrin and Other OTC Medications Pulled Over Potential Pill Mix-Up
Mothers are rolling around sleepless across America, vexed and worried as they mentally scroll through their massive To-Do lists in the wee hours of the morning, growing still wearier with each passing night of sleep deprivation. A growing number of women are turning to sleeping pills and/or anti-anxiety medication as a solution, reported the New York Times. The National … [Read more...] about Trouble Sleeping? You’re Not Alone! Studies Show More Moms Are Turning To Medication
ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a syndrome characterized by impulsivity, inattentiveness, hyperactivity and distractibility. While many medications, generally stimulants, are in widespread use in treating children with ADHD, they can have serious side effects. Some parents of children with ADHD prefer alternative therapies to prescription drugs, although … [Read more...] about The Truth About Medications for ADHD Children