Medicine for Children

 

child medWhen it comes to giving children medicines, the stakes are high because even the smallest mistake can be tragic. Children are not just small adults, and aside from fever and pain medicines, few OTC products have actually been studied in children for effectiveness, safety, or proper dosing. Medication safety with children can also be challenging because cranky, sick children often do not like to take medicine, while on the other hand, curious children can get into medicine containers and eat a medicine just like candy. To help keep the children in your life safe, learn about the top 10 steps parents should take to prevent medicine mishaps. In this section, you will also find important information about the safe use of acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) with children, which includes Fast Facts about acetaminophen. Essential safety information is also provided through several “Jeopardy” style quizzes" that cover important topics including safety with vitamins, accidental poisonings in children, pain and fever medicines, measuring the perfect dose, and cough and cold medicines.

Last modified on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:40