It's important for you to know as much as you can about any medicines your child is taking. Make sure you know why your child needs the medicine; when and how much to give; possible side-effects and what to do if you forget a dose or give too much. You might like to check the medication safety tips for parents.
Paracetamol (Pamol, Panadol) is the most commonly used medicine in New Zealand for children when they have pain or feel miserable with a fever. Check out some important advice and tips to help you use it safely and avoid some of the common mistakes.
Sleep problems are common in children. In most children, healthy sleep habits will sort out their sleep problems. If your child does need more help, using a medicine such as melatonin will work better if healthy sleep habits are in place.
A morphine infusion is pain relieving medicine your child receives continuously through a pump. Children usually have it after an operation but can sometimes have it to manage pain that results from a medical condition.