Only 30% of medication used for children and adolescents and 10% of the medication used for neonates has been evaluated for use in these populations. Infants and children differ from adults regarding pharmacodynamic and -kinetics, but they also differ from each other due to e.g. age, weight, and body composition, as we argue in this review. There is only limited knowledge within this area leading to the use of off-label, extemporaneous and unlicensed medication. Greater national vigilance in medication for children and adolescent is warranted to secure better and safer medicine for newborns, infants, children and adolescents.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||Greater vigilance in medication for children and adolescent is warranted in Denmark|
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for laeger|
|Status||Udgivet - 2 nov. 2020|