Archive 1995-2000

A Monthly Review for Health Care Professionals

Pediatric Pharmacotherapy is a monthly newsletter providing a brief, referenced, peer-reviewed source of continuing medication information specifically related to children. The major focus is the initiation and monitoring of medications in the primary care setting.

Comments or questions? Contact Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPAG, at

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2000 – Volume 6
1 Midazolam: Use in the Pediatric Intensive Care Population
2 Mirtazapine: Potential Advantages in Adolescents with Depression Associated with Chronic Illness
3 Preventing Acetaminophen Overdosage
4 Ibuprofen-Associated Renal Toxicity
5 Propofol Usage in Children:Weighing the Benefit and Risk
6 Clostridium difficile
7 Managing Iatrogenic Opiate Dependence with Methadone
8 Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
9 Aprostadil (PGE1) for Maintaining Ductal Patency
10 Rocuronium for Tracheal Intubation
11 Patient-Controlled Analgesia: Guidelines for Use in Children
12 The FDA Modernization Act of 1997: Impact on Pediatric Medicine
1999 – Volume 5
1 Index of Volumes 1-4
2 A New Rotavirus Vaccine: Rotashield
3 Lamotrigine in the Treatment of Seizures During Childhood
4 Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors in Children
5 Cefepime
6 The Internet as a Source of Pediatric Medication
7 Cromolyn and Nedocromil in Children with Asthma
8 Alteplase (rt-PA) Use in Infants and Children
9 Vecuronium: Its Role in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
10 Preventing Medication Errors in Children
11 Infliximab: A New Therapy for Crohn’s Disease
12 Recent Actions by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
1998 – Volume 4
1 Treatment of Intravenous Extravasations
2 Use of Famotidine in Infants and Children
3 Helping Families Avoid Accidental Poisonings
4 Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole: A Review of Use in Children
5 Alternative Therapy – Focus on Herbal Products
6 Drug-Induced Photosensitivity
7 Meropenem: An Alternative for Broad-Spectrum Anti-Bacterial Coverage
8 Mycophenylate mofetil: Use in Pediatrics
9 Palivizumab: Use in the Prevention of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections
10 Montelukast: A Selective Leukotriene Receptor Antagonist
11 Erythema Multiforme: Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
12 Ciprofloxacin Use in Children: A Review of Recent Findings
1997 – Volume 3
1 Index of Volumes 1-2
2 Ceftriaxone in Children
3 Valproic Acid in the treatment of Pediatric Seizures
4 Vitamin and Mineral Supplements for Children in the United States
5 The Cytochrome P450 System and its Effect on Drug Metabolism
6 Using Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin in Infants and Children
7 Vaccine Update: New Policies and Products
8 Improving Compliance with Medication Regimens
9 Use of 5-HT3 Antagonists in Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting in Children
10 Prevention and Treatment of Respiratory Syncitial Virus
11 Pharmacology Literature Review
12 Fluconazole – A Review of Its Use in Children
1996 – Volume 2
1 Topical Corticosteroids in Children
2 Macrolide Antibiotics
3 Preventing Pediatric Poisonings
4 Maternal Medication Use During Breastfeeding
5 Albuterol: A Review of its Use in Children with Asthma
6 A Comparison of the Oral Cephalosporins
7 Therapy Review: Antipyretics
8 Phenytoin: Optimizing Therapy in Children
9 A Guide to Pharmaceutical Excipients (Inert Ingredients)
10 Use of Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors in Children and Adolescents
11 Carbamazepine: A Review of its Use in Children with Epilepsy
12 Medications for Pediatric and Neonatal Advanced Life Support
1995 – Volume 1
1 Therapy Review: Warfarin (Coumadin)
2 Vancomycin: Old Controversies and New Issues
3 Adverse Drug Reactions
4 Cyclosporine: Techniques for Patient Monitoring
5 Drug-Nutrient Interactions
6 Proper Storage of Vaccines to Maintain Potency
7 Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
8 Treating Lice and Scabies Infestations
9 Antihistamines for the treatment of Allergic Rhinitis in Children
10 Diuretics in Children
11 The FDA Drug Approval Process
12 Hyperactivity Disorder