What are you looking for today?
Our vision is that any parent or carer, wherever they are, has information on their child’s medicines that they can trust.
What we offer
Our medicines information pages cover many of the medicines that are prescribed or recommended for children by health professionals. They answer frequent questions, such as how and when to give the medicine, what to do if you forget to give the medicine, and any possible side-effects.
You can also read information or watch our short videos about giving different types of medicines, including tablets, capsules, liquid medicine, inhalers, eye drops/ointment and ear drops.
Who are we?
Medicines for Children is a partnership programme of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG) and WellChild. Read more about us and our work.
Recall of flu and cold remedies because of incorrect children’s dosage
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has asked for some brands of cold and flu capsules to be taken off supermarket shelves. This is because the information about how much to give to older children was wrong.
New helpline to support families looking after children with respiratory illnesses
Health experts are predicting a rise in coughs and colds in babies and young children this winter, particularly those caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
Fire risk from emollients on clothing
Take extra care when treating dry skin with emollients ('medical moisturisers')