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Medicines for children

Medicines for Children provide practical and reliable advice about giving medicines to your child.

Find out more, watch their short introductory film below

Who are Medicines for Children?

Medicines for Children is a partnership programme of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG) and WellChild. Read more about us and our work.

What they offer

Medicines for Children medicines information pages cover many of the medicines that are prescribed or recommended for children by health professionals. They answer frequent questions, such as how and when to give the medicine, what to do if you forget to give the medicine, and any possible side-effects.

You can also read information or watch our short videos about giving different types of medicines, including tablets, capsules, liquid medicine, inhalers,  eye drops/ointment and ear drops.

Their vision

Our vision is that any parent or carer, wherever they are, has information on their child’s medicines that they can trust.