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Information about your child's medication and how to help them take it

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The Medicines for Children website provides information on many of the medicines that are prescribed or recommended for children by health professionals. They answer frequent questions, such as:

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

How to give a liquid medicine (from a bottle fitted with a bung)
How to give a liquid medicine (from a bottle without a bung)
How to give a tablet or capsule
Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 22 March 2023

Next review: 31 March 2025

Approved By: Dr Morag Wilson