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Running head: Off-Label Drug Use in Paediatrics 1 Off-Label Drug Use in Pediatrics Student’s Name Institution Date
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Off-Label Drug Use in Paediatrics 2 Introduction Prescription drugs are prescribed for uses other than what has been approved by the FDA. However, sometimes approved drugs are used for the unapproved purpose. This unapproved use of approved drugs is known as off-label use and is most common with children (Magalhães et al., 2015). The topic of off-label use of a drug still remains an issue of concern in pediatrics and public health, because most medications prescribed for the children today have not been studied in children . The purpose of this paper is to explain various circumstances under which children should be prescribed drugs for off-label use and describing different strategies to make the off-label use and dosage of drugs safer for children from infancy to adolescence. Also, the paper concludes with descriptions and names of off- label drugs that require extra care and attention when used in pediatrics.
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