When treating children, prescribers often adjust dosages approved for adults to accommodate a childs weight. However, children are not just smaller adults. Adults and children process and respond to drugs differently in their absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion.Children even respond differently during stages from infancy to adolescence. This poses potential safety concerns when prescribing drugs to pediatric patients. As an advanced practice nurse, you have to be aware of safety implications of the off-label use of drugs with this patient group.To PrepareReview the interactive media piece in this weeks Resources and reflect on the types of drugs used to treat pediatric patients with mood disorders.Reflect on situations in which children should be prescribed drugs for off-label use.Think about strategies to make the off-label use and dosage of drugs safer for children from infancy to adolescence. Consider specific off-label drugs that you think require extra care and attention when used in pediatrics.By Day 5 of Week 11Write a 1-page narrative in APA format that addresses the following:Explain the circumstances under which children should be prescribed drugs for off-label use. Be specific and provide examples.Describe strategies to make the off-label use and dosage of drugs safer for children from infancy to adolescence. Include descriptions and names of off-label drugs that require extra care and attention when used in pediatrics.
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