Common medications given for pediatrics

  1. I am in my last semester of nursing school and just beginning my senior practicum on a pediatric unit. I was wondering what some of the more common medications are given on pediatric floors.

    Thank you!!!
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Elvish
    Moved to pediatric nursing
  4. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Tylenol, cloxacillin, gabapentin
    Advil, PEG 3350, clobazam
    albuterol, lactulose, methylphenidate
    amoxicillin, ampicillin, captopril
    Vitamin D, gentamicin, furosemide
    ferrous sulfate, vancomycin, spironolactone
    morphine, carbamazepine, chloral hydrate
    cefazolin, valproic acid, lorazepam

    By no means a complete list, and in no particular order...
    Last edit by NotReady4PrimeTime on Jan 24, '11
  5. by   turnforthenurse
    can't remember the exact name, but it was a vitamin supplement that came with a dropper. A lot of kids got that when I was doing my peds rotation.

    Oh, and Tylenol!
  6. by   twinkletoes53
    Quote from melosaur♥
    can't remember the exact name, but it was a vitamin supplement that came with a dropper. A lot of kids got that when I was doing my peds rotation.

    Oh, and Tylenol!

    Was it Poly-vi-Sol?
  7. by   hiddencatRN
    We add potassium to our fluids a lot (we carry D5 1/2 with 20 mcgs K on the floor)
    Albuteral and racemic epinephrine and tylenol
    Toradol, tylenol with codeine and morphine
  8. by   pedsnurse72
    Tylenol and Motrin LOTS! In our Peds we do lots of Solu-Medrol, Dexamethasone, Rocephin, other antibiotics, Tamiflu, as well as others..

    This time of year our Respiratory department does lots of Albuterol, Racemic epi and Xopenex..
  9. by   NeoPediRN
    We go through ceftriaxone like water.
    Most common meds on my floor are poly-vi-sol, iron, prednisolone, synagis, xopenex, albuterol, lasix, diuril, sodium chloride, potassium, tylenol, neonatal morphine, motrin, beclamethasone, valium, phenobarbital, ergocalciferol, nebulized saline/hypertonic saline, aldactone, sildenafil, digoxin, immunizations, ativan, baby aspirin, keppra, and bactrim. there are tons more, but these are the ones that come up often.
  10. by   mmorgan371
    Thank you everyone!

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