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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Some families might be finding it more difficult to get their regular medicines because of the need for physical distancing and shielding. However, it is very important that your child still continues to have their medicine as normal.
The COVID-19 outbreak is a challenging time for parents and carers who want to make sure they are looking after their children's physical and mental health. Our partner organisations have developed useful information that you can be confident is reliable and accurate. Make sure that any other information you use is from a valid source.