Medications that have been approved for use for children must go through an intense review by the Federal Drug Association (FDA). All medications have risks and it is important to discuss these with your prescribing physician and/or pharmacist before taking them. Overall, psychiatric medications prescribed for children, when used in the right way are usually safe. However, any medication can be dangerous if not used in the right way, or under certain circumstances. It is important to ask a qualified physician, pharmacist or nurse practitioner about the medication’s safety.