Side effects are actually adverse drug reactions, the 5th leading cause of death in North America. These are reactions from a drug that could lead to harm in a child.
Fortunately most medications are safe; however, individual differences in responses can change how someone is affected.
Top Tips from Dr. Bruce Carleton, medschoolforparents.com Expert:
- Closely monitor a child after each dose of medication
- Observe for adverse reactions
- Report any adverse reactions to a physician or a nurse