Pharmacotherapy Newsletter

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.

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2019 – Volume 25
1 Index Issue
2 Baloxavir Marboxil: A New Influenza Antiviral with a Novel Mechanism
3 Delayed-Release and Extended-Release Methylphenidate Capsules for Morning Control of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms
2018 – Volume 24
Drug Fever: Recent Cases from the Medical Literature
2 Treatment of Status Epilepticus
3 Use of a Third Dose of the Measles Mumps Rubella Vaccine during Mumps Outbreaks
4 News for Pediatric Healthcare Providers from the Food and Drug Administration
5 Update on the Use of Acetaminophen for Patent Ductus Arteriosus Closure
6 Fosaprepitant and Aprepitant for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting in Children
7 Update on Levetiracetam in Infants and Children
8 A Reappraisal of Ciprofloxacin Use in Infants and Children
9 Posaconazole Use in Infants and Children
10 Stiripentol Use in Children with Refractory Seizures
2017 – Volume 23
1 Cumulative Index
2 Precision Medicine in Children | A Review of the Recent Literature
3 Sugammadex Use in Infants and Children
4 Crisaborole | a New Option for the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis
5 Use of Ferric Carboxymaltose in the Treatment of Pediatric Iron Deficiency
6 Ceftaroline | An Alternative Broad Spectrum Antibiotic for Pediatric Infections
7 New Drug Approvals and New Pediatric Indications
8 Extended-Release Methylphenidate Orally Disintegrating Tablets
2016 – Volume 22
1 Use of Perampanel for Refractory Seizures in Pediatric Patients
2 Gabapentin Use in Postoperative and Neuropathic Pain in Children
3 Use of Intramuscular/Subcutaneous and Intranasal Naloxone Products for Pediatric Opioid Overdose
4 New Options for the Use of N-Acetylcysteine in Acetaminophen Overdose
5 Analgesics and Adjunctive Therapies in Pediatric Palliative Care | A Review of the Recent Literature
6 Ketamine Infusions for Pediatric Sedation and Analgesia
7 Medication Adherence in Children and Adolescents | A Review of the Recent Literature
8 Pediatric Postoperative Pain Management at Home Barriers in Assessment and Treatment
9 Prescription Opioid Misuse by Adolescents | Review of the Literature and Recommendations for Prevention
10 Amphetamine Orally Disintegrating Tablets | Another Option for the Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
11 Budesonide Use in Children and Adolescents with Crohn’s Disease
12 The Role of Hydrocortisone in the Management of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia