Information leaflets about children’s medicines launched

A series of leaflets aimed at parents and carers about children’s medicines – including ibuprofen for pain and inflammation and medicines to prevent seizures – has been launched and can be found here.

The leaflets contain clear information specifically about the use of medicines in children, which may differ from that provided by the manufacturer, and answer common questions about side-effects, dosages and administration.

The leaflets have been develop jointly by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG) and children’s charity WellChild.