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would you enroll your child into a clinical drug study?

Anonymous
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Ugh i hate this. my son's doctor recommended him for a clincical drug study..it is already an approved drug for adults with certain conditions, but they want to see if it can help children with a totally different condition. one of the ones my son has.

I don't feel like i should do it, but my husband keeps telling me this is the only way they can approve drugs for kids..and that it would be for other kids in the future with my son's condition.

None of his medicines will be discontinued they will only be adding one and it is all covered but I don't know..

blah.

would you do it if your child had a serious medical problem and your child's specialist said here is this drug study i think you should do it?

he has cystic fibrosis.

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:33 AM
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MommyO2-6631
by Bronze Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:33 AM
No I wouldn't
bear.katten
by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:35 AM
Definitely NOT! I dont want my child taking drugs that have not been thoroughly studied and approved! It might not even be safe for your child to take!! NO NO NO!
fatcat0908
by Gold Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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I'd quite possibly consider it depending on my child's condition, severity, results on adults and known side effects.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:35 AM

 


Quoting fatcat0908:

I'd quite possibly consider it depending on my child's condition, severity, results on adults and known side effects.

he has cystic fibrosis.

 

Rhodin
by Silver Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Depends on the severity of the condition.  They'd have to be darn near terminal for me to consider it, though.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:36 AM

If it were to improve his quality of life or save his life then yes. If it was just to use him as a lab rat then no I wouldn't. What is your son's condition?

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:37 AM

 


Quoting Rhodin:

Depends on the severity of the condition.  They'd have to be darn near terminal for me to consider it, though.

he has cystic fibrosis. it is a terminal disease with a life expectancy of mid 30s.

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:37 AM

 


Quoting Anonymous:

If it were to improve his quality of life or save his life then yes. If it was just to use him as a lab rat then no I wouldn't. What is your son's condition?

cystic fibrosis.

 

jbirdsladie27
by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:37 AM
No
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:37 AM
So how do you think the medicines your child does take get approved for children?


Quoting bear.katten:

Definitely NOT! I dont want my child taking drugs that have not been thoroughly studied and approved! It might not even be safe for your child to take!! NO NO NO!

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