Explain the circumstances under which children should be prescribed drugs for off-label use. Be specific and provide examples.

To Prepare

  • Review the interactive media piece in this week’s      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.

Write 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.

Reminder: The College of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references.