Practical and reliable advice about giving medicine to your child
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That any parent, wherever they are, has 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 the leaflets 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.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for the thousands of parents and families across the UK who look after children with complex health needs. Many doctors have not been able to see their patients regularly during lockdown and are keen to know how they can better help and support family carers.
Updated guidance on valproate use has been produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners, Association of British Neurologists and Royal College of Physicians, and endorsed by RCPCH among other professional bodies.