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Medicines three times a day

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16 February 2012
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If your child is prescribed a medicine to be taken three times a day, you may wonder if they need to take it to school. But this is not usually needed.

In most cases, you can give your child their first dose (amount) of the day in the morning before they go to school. Then, you can wait until they are home from school to give the second dose in the afternoon. Give the last dose of the day just before they go to bed.

If your child is going to be away from home for longer than the school day – for example, if they have an after-school activity or visit a friend – you may need to make arrangements to give the afternoon dose.

Always follow instructions from your doctor or pharmacist, and ask them if you need more advice.

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