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What are NSAIDs? NSAIDs are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines. They help reduce inflammation, pain, stiffness and fever. NSAIDs are not a cure. They are commonly used to treat the symptoms of childhood inflammatory arthritis. Higher doses may be needed to help reduce inflammation than are...

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What is antimicrobial stewardship? Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) is the name for systems that help both people who prescribe medicines. Those who use medicines to treat infections know the best way to use them and to prevent unwanted effects. What is an antibiotic? An antibiotic is the name for a...

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What is linezolid? Linezolid is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria (bugs) that can cause infections. Linezolid is used in some people to treat chest infections and some skin or soft tissue infections. It can also be used ‘off-licence’ meaning outside of...

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This resource from Medicines for Children provides advice about the use of antibiotics in children. Their information sometimes differs from that provided by the manufacturers, because that information is usually aimed at adults.

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This resource from Medicines for Children provides guidance on how to give rectal medicines (suppositories and enemas) to children.

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This resource from Medicines for Children has been specially written to provide guidance on how to give tablets to children.

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This resource from Medicines for Children provides guidance on how to give medicines in granule or powder form to children.

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This resource from Medicines for Children explains how to give capsules to children.

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This resource from Medicines for Children explains how to give eye drops and eye ointment to children. Read the information or watch the video all the way to the end before doing this for the first time.

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This resource from Medicines for Children describes how to give ear drops to children, including a video guide.

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This resource from Medicines for Children provides instructions on how to use inhalers for asthma. These include ‘preventer inhalers’, which are used regularly in order to prevent attacks (this is sometimes called asthma prophylaxis), and ‘reliever inhalers’, which are used during an asthma...

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Introduction This resource is about the use of morphine to reduce moderate to severe pain. This might be pain from an injury, after an operation or due to an illness. This information has been written specifically about the use of this medicine in children. The information may differ from that...

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It is very important that children are given regular painkillers after having a tonsillectomy, so that they can recover comfortably and begin to eat and drink normally as soon as possible. Here are some commonly asked questions and answers: Will my child experience a lot of pain? It is common for...

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