After listening to yet another FDA warning in the news about Codeine use in Pediatric patients, what are alternatives in pain management post procedures/surgeries

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/21/codeine-prescriptions-children-emergency-rooms/7866439/

How Likely are you to prescribe Codeine following a nail procedure in a Peds Patient?
It is always prescribed regardless of the Procedure
0%
(0 votes)
Case by Case, depends on severity of the Nail procedure
20%
(1 votes)
I Never prescribe codeine in Peds Patients
80%
(4 votes)
  • Comments (2)
  • I was just reading a news article about this issue. Apparently codeine is either metabolized differently or not at all in children. It does not sound like a wise choice.

    Dave Gottlieb, DPM personal opinions only

  • I have never prescribed Codeine to a child after a nail procedure.