Managing your kids’ medicine right, with pharmacist Sarah Spagnardi

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 11 November 2015

12 mins

A spoonful of sugar might make the medicine go down, but how much medicine should kids be having in the first place? Ibuprofen and paracetamol are the two medicines we often reach for when our kids are sick, but labels and packaging can be confusing. We talk to pharmacist Sarah Spagnardi from NPS Medicinewise about the right dosage, accounting for different height and weights and the best approach to their household medicines.

Remember, if you think your child too much medicine, call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26 or take your child to Emergency.

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