Guidlines on giving medicines

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  • Giving medicine
    • Check with the pharamist to make sure the medicine is suitable for the age of the child
    • Check lables - espcially if the child has an allergy
    • Use the spoon provided with the medicine and measure accurately
    • Never give more then the required dose
    • Follow manufacturer's doctors instructions
    • Check the use by dates of all medicines
    • Make sure the spoon is cleanes (steriliesed?)
    • Complete the course
    • Use a small syringe for babies


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