When managing your or your family’s health, including pain management, always start with a conversation with your pharmacist or doctor and read the product information
If you’re a parent, you’re going to want to understand how to soothe your little one’s discomfort. To keep things simple, painkillers for children and babies are formulated for their use, which will help you deliver the right amount of medicine to your little one and put your mind at rest.
Pain medications intended for use in infants and small children are often in liquid formulations. To help make dispensing easier, infant formulations often come with a medication dropper.
Liquid pain relievers can be administered with a medicine spoon or dosing cup when children get a bit older. For children older than two, chewable pain relief medicines are also available.
Kids’ pain relief products often have fruity flavours making them a bit more appealing to our little ones. Dye-free options are also available.
Before using painkillers for babies, toddlers, or children, make sure you know how to use them correctly and which symptoms they are suitable for. It is also important to understand how to store them safely out of the reach of those they are intended to treat.
Symptoms you can treat with paracetamol for babies and children include:1
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6 Diclofenac Gel GDS – P20
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