Taking JIA medicationsTTaking JIA medicationsTaking JIA medicationsEnglishRheumatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNPLori Tucker, MDAdam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPCMichael Rapoff, PhDShirley Tse, MD, FRCPCLynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000069.0000000000000508.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page describes the different ways that arthritis medications can be taken. Some are taken orally as a liquid or tablet. Others are injected either under the skin (subcutaneously), into a vein (intravenously), or directly into a swollen joint.</p><p>JIA medications come in many different forms including oral liquids or tablets, or injections. It's important to remember to give your child JIA medications when they are supposed to receive them.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>JIA medications may be given by mouth or by an injection.</li> <li>IV injections and joint injections have to be given by a doctor.</li> <li>It is important for a child to always take their medication, even if they feel well.</li></ul>
Prendre des médicaments antirhumatismauxPPrendre des médicaments antirhumatismauxTaking JIA medicationsFrenchRheumatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNP Lori Tucker, MD Adam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPC Michael Rapoff, PhD Shirley Tse, MD, FRCPC Lynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000069.00000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Cette page décrit les différentes façons possibles de prendre des médicaments antirhumatismaux. Certains sont pris par Oral sous forme de liquide ou de comprimés.</p><p>Les médicaments contre l’AIJ se présentent sous plusieurs formes, dont les liquides à prendre par Oral, les comprimés et les injections. Il est important que vous les administriez à votre enfant aux heures prévues.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les médicaments contre l’AIJ se donnent par Oral ou par injection.</li> <li>Les injections intraveineuses et les injections intra articulaires doivent être faites par un médecin.</li> <li>Il est important que l’enfant prenne toujours son médicament même s’il se sent bien.</li></ul>

 

 

Taking JIA medications1067.00000000000Taking JIA medicationsTaking JIA medicationsTEnglishRheumatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNPLori Tucker, MDAdam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPCMichael Rapoff, PhDShirley Tse, MD, FRCPCLynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000069.0000000000000508.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page describes the different ways that arthritis medications can be taken. Some are taken orally as a liquid or tablet. Others are injected either under the skin (subcutaneously), into a vein (intravenously), or directly into a swollen joint.</p><p>JIA medications come in many different forms including oral liquids or tablets, or injections. It's important to remember to give your child JIA medications when they are supposed to receive them.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>JIA medications may be given by mouth or by an injection.</li> <li>IV injections and joint injections have to be given by a doctor.</li> <li>It is important for a child to always take their medication, even if they feel well.</li></ul><h2>Different ways to take JIA medications</h2><p>There are many ways to take JIA medication. Many medications are taken orally, meaning by mouth. Oral medicines are available in liquid or tablet form. If your child is not comfortable swallowing pills, ask their doctor if they are available in a liquid form. If not, the doctor or nurse may have tips on how to make swallowing the pills easier.</p><p>Some medications have to be given by injection:</p><ul><li>Some of these medications are given subcutaneously, meaning that they are injected just under the skin. This is much like the insulin shots that people with diabetes take.</li><li>Others are given intravenously (IV), which means they are given through a tiny tube inserted in the vein. The other end of the tube is attached to a bag containing the medication. The medication drips directly into the bloodstream.</li><li>Some medications can be injected directly into the joint. This is called a joint injection or intra-articular injection.</li></ul><h2>Giving your child an injection</h2><p>IV injections and joint injections have to be given by a doctor. However, some injections given under the skin may be done at home. In this case, you as a parent or caregiver will need to learn how to give the injections to your child. If your child is mature enough, they may want to learn how to do this for themselves.</p><p>Most people don't like having needles, let alone giving themselves injections. However, many young people find it saves time if they do it themselves. If you, your child or teen are learning to give injections, here are some tips:</p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Syringes</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Syringe_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p> <strong>Step 1:</strong> Learn how a syringe works. The different parts of a syringe are shown in the picture below.</p> <span class="asset-image-title">How to inject medication</span> <p> <strong>Step 2:</strong> Learn how to prepare the medication and how to inject it. Check out the animation below on how to give an injection.</p><p> <strong>Step 3:</strong> Learn the areas, or sites, on the body where the injections can be given. Your child's doctor or nurse will tell you about the best sites to use for the injection. You may find it helpful to use different injection sites so that you don't irritate your child's skin by using the same site for every injection. Check out the image below to see where you can inject your medication.</p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Injection sites for arthritis medication</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Injection_site_map_arthritis_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Methotrexate can be injected into the upper arms or outer thighs. Etanercept (Enbrel) can be injected into the upper arms, outer thighs, or in the abdomen. Space injection points two fingers apart.</figcaption> </figure> <h2>Remembering to take JIA medications</h2><p>Many young people with JIA find it hard to remember to take their medications.</p><p>Here are a few useful tips to help parents and teens remember to give or to take medications:</p><ul><li>Use a pill box.</li><li>Have the medications available when needed. For example, your child may need to keep a supply at school.</li><li>Place medications in a prominent place associated with a regular daily activity. One idea is to keep medication in the kitchen so your child can take it with meals.</li><li>Make sure your child's doctor tells you what to do if your child does miss a medication dose.</li><li>Remind your child about the importance of taking their medication, even if they feel well.</li></ul><p>No one likes taking medications.If there are barriers preventing your child from taking their medications, discuss them with the health-care team. They can help you and your child find ways to overcome them.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Syringe_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpgTaking JIA medications

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