Tips for Protecting Your Kids from Prescription Medication Injuries
Although adults represent the majority of prescription drug users, children are also often prescribed medications to help them recover from illnesses and injuries.
When kids take prescription medications, it’s important for both their parents and their prescribing doctors to be cautious and attentive to potential side effects and injuries. Depending on their age, size, and weight, children are often given reduced dosages of prescription medications, but the dosages aren’t always exact. That means certain side effects may be more pronounced.
If your child was recently prescribed a new medication, you can help keep him or her safe by:
- Checking for recall information—When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues a recall recommendation, it doesn’t always mean the drug will be pulled from the market. You can find out if your child’s drug was recalled by checking the FDA’s database.
- Watching your child closely for signs of side effects or complications—Children may not tell their parents or their doctors about side effects or complications they’re experiencing after they’ve been prescribed a new medication. By making sure your child visits his or her doctor frequently for checkups and monitoring his or her health and wellness, you can catch potential problems early.
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our drug injury lawyers are here to help anyone who was hurt by a prescription or over-the-counter medication, including children and their parents.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our legal team if you or someone you love was harmed by a drug that was supposed to make you feel better. We’ll do everything we can to get you maximum compensation. Call today for a free consultation.