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

20th March 2014

New leaflets

Two new leaflets published on tramadol and side-effects from children's medicines.

9th January 2014

Calling all parents - let us know your thoughts

If you have 10 minutes, please fill in our short survey about our website and leaflets. Your responses will help us improve Medicines for Children.