Use the "KIDs List" to Identify Risky Meds in Children

You'll hear about the new "KIDs List" of Key potentially Inappropriate Drugs in pediatrics...from the Pediatric Pharmacy Assn.

Verify that strategies are in place to evaluate risks of certain meds in kids under 18. Think of these guidelines as "warnings"...similar to how you use the Beers Criteria in the elderly.

Antiemetics. Be cautious with all forms of dopamine blockers (prochlorperazine, promethazine, etc) in kids...and avoid in those under age 2...due to respiratory depression or dyskinesia.

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