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Getting medicines during the COVID-19 lockdown

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. Make sure that any other information you use is from a valid source.

 

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Advice for parents concerning coronavirus

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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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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World Immunisation Week 2019

22 April 2019

This week is World Immunisation Week. The campaign, run by the World Health Organisation, aims to promote the core message that immunisation of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life. 

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