-When giving your child a medicine, if you notice anything unusual and are concerned, contact your doctor.
- Can other medicines be given at the same time? You can usually give your child medicines that contain paracetamol, unless your doctor has told you not to or they are already taking a medicine that contains paracetamol, for example some cold remedies and some pain killers.
- If your child is taking medicines prescribed by their doctor, check with their doctor or pharmacist before giving them any other medicines. This includes herbal and complementary medicines and medicines that you can buy over the counter from a chemist.
- If you are not sure a medicine is working, contact your doctor but continue to give the medicine as usual in the meantime. Do not give extra doses as you may do harm.
Only give the medicine to your child. Never give it to anyone else, even if their condition appears to be the same, as this could do harm.
-Make sure that you always have enough medicine. Order a new prescription at least 2 weeks before you will run out.
- Make sure that medicine you have at home has not reached the ‘use by’ date on the packaging.
- Make sure that children cannot see or reach the medicine and Keep the medicine in the container it came in.