A patient comes to the counter to look for relief for her 8 month old baby’s fussiness due to teething pain. The mother wants to give her baby what she personally uses for pain, baby Bayer aspirin.   Be able to understand the indication and side effects of OTC analgesics, specifically the differences in side effects/dosing for infants and toddlers.  Patients under 12 years old SHOULD NOT take apsirin, unless consulted upon by a doctor.  However, aspirin is one of the cuases of poisoning in children.  By giving aspirin, even in a low dose, you are putting the child in danger of getting Reye’s Disease.

File Type: myde
Categories: OTC exercise
Tags: analgesic, apsirin, pain
Author: University of Connecticut