Phenergan

Phenergan

TOP 10 DRUGS PRESCRIBED TO KIDS WITHOUT PEDIATRIC LABELING
These 10 drugs were prescribed more than 5 million times in a single year to children in age groups for which the drugs were not adequately labeled.
Legend for Chart:

A - Drug
B - Condition
C - Prescribed

A
B
C

1. Albuterol inhalation solution for nebulization
Asthma
1,626,000 times to children under 12

2. Phenergan

Allergic reactions
663,000 times to children under 2

3. Ampicillin injections
Infection
639,000 times to children under 12

4. Auralgan otic solution
Ear pain
600,000 times to children under 16

5. Lotrisone cream
Topical infections
325,000 times to children under 12

6. Prozac
Depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder
349,000 times to children under 16, including 3,000 times to
infants under 1

7. Intal
Asthma
Solution prescribed 109,000 times to children under 2;
aerosol prescribed 399,000 times to children under 5

8. Zoloft
Depression
248,000 times to children under 16

9. Ritalin
Attention deficit disorder, narcolepsy
226,000 times to children under 6

10. Alupent syrup
Asthma
184,000 times to children under 6

(Based on 1994 data from research firm IMS America, Ltd.)

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