NURS 6521 Week 11 Assignment; Off-Label Drug Use in Pediatric: Spring 2021

Course : NURS 6521 Advanced Pharmacology
Submitted : Spring 2021
Contributed : Megan
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  • NURS 6521 Week 11 Assignment; Off-Label Drug Use in Pediatric: Spring 2021

Use of Off-Label Drugs in Pediatrics

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an off-label drug is an “unapproved use of an approved drug” (n.d.). For example, the term off-label can mean that the drug is given in a different way (ex. oral instead of capsule), used to treat a medical condition that it is not approved to treat, or given in a different dose (ex. taking two tablets daily instead of the approved once daily).  A prescriber may want to use an off-label drug to treat a condition if there is not an approved drug to treat the condition or when other approved drugs have not helped the condition. When using an off-label drug regiment it is important to take in many different considerations such as the patient age and organ development. Off-label drug use is an important health consideration especially when dealing with infants, children, and for children who have rare diseases................. continue

 

 

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