Medicines for Children

The new Medicine's for Children website is a way to provide practical information for Parents/Carers on how to give medicines safely at home.

The 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.

See more practical and reliable advice about giving your child medicines at

Published: Aug 1, 2023