When you take your child for medical care, he or she may get strong medicine to help with pain. Some examples are fentanyl and morphine. The medicine may be given in a vein (by IV). Or it may be given as an injection (shot). These medicines help relieve your child's pain. But they also have side effects.
It's important that you know how this strong pain medicine affects your child. Common side effects can include:
The doctor has checked your child carefully, but problems can develop later. If you notice any problems or new symptoms, get medical treatment right away.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: October 14, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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