Our vision

That any parent, wherever they are, have information on their child’s medicines that they need and can trust.

Medicines information leaflets cover many of the medicines that are prescribed or recommended to children by health professionals. They answer your questions about how and when to give the medicine, what to do if you forget to give the medicine or give it twice, and any possible side-effects.

Read or watch short films about giving different medicines forms, including tablets, capsules, liquid medicine, injections, suppositories and enemas, eye drops/ointment and ear drops.

Medicines for Children is a partnership programme by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists (NPPG) and WellChild. Find out more about what we do.

Information Standard - leaflets published after March 2011 carry this kitemark to show we produce reliable information

25th June 2014

Ramadan and medicines

During the month of Ramadan, many Muslims fast between sunrise and sunset. Some young people and children may therefore choose not to take medicines at these times. There are resources available to help you and your child with this decision.

4th June 2014

New and updates leaflets

We've updated the Midazolam for stopping seizures leaflet, and published a new leaflet about using sodium phenylbutyrate for urea cycle disorders