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Information leaflet for Sytron now updated to Sodium Feredetate

30 July 2020

The Medicines for Children team have made a change to the medicines leaflets giving information on Sytron. 

These leaflets have now been changed to the generic name sodium feredetate throughout and the brand SodiFer has been added.

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Alternative ways to get your medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic

8 May 2020

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.

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Useful resources to help you during the COVID-19 pandemic

5 May 2020

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. 

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Advice for accessing medicial care during the coronavirus pandemic

16 April 2020

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have issued advice to parents and carers on how to access medical care for their child during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and ibuprofen

25 March 2020

The Medicines for Children team have updated our guidance on how to relieve symptoms of COVID-19 in children. Previously we had advised against giving ibruprofen but new advice from experts concludes that there is currently not enough evidence to establish a link between the use of ibuprofen and worsening the symptoms of COVID-19.
 

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Recall of ranitidine

16 October 2019

A medicine called ranitidine, which is used to treat conditions such as acid reflux in children, has been recalled by some manufacturers because of concerns that it may contain low levels of an impurity called NDMA. This is a voluntary precautionary measure whilst the MHRA – the organization responsible for the safety of medicines in the UK – assesses the situation.

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How far we have come!

4 July 2019

July 1999

Twenty years ago, a ground-breaking new book was published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the Neonatal Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG).

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New safety information for fluoroquinolone antibiotics

26 June 2019

Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics with names ending in “-oxacin”. Ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin and ofloxacin are available in the UK. These antibiotics are used to treat serious and life-threatening infections. However, they may affect the muscles, joints, tendons and nerves. These side-effects have led to long-lasting or permanent disability in a very small number of patients. 

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Keeping our leaflets up-to-date

5 June 2019

Medicines for Children leaflets are used by parents all over the world as a source of reliable and up-to-date medicines advice. In line with NHS England’s Information Standard, we aim to review each medicines leaflet every 3 years. With more than 200 leaflets on our website, this is a never-ending task!

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