Standardised strengths of liquid medicines for children

Using Standardised Strengths of Unlicensed Liquid Medicines in Children

Take home summary
NPPG and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) strongly recommend that when children require unlicensed liquid medications, they should receive the RCPCH and NPPG recommended strength, where one exists. There are currently 12 such recommended strengths detailed below, 11 of which are published in relevant drug monographs of the BNF for Children. Some medicines from the original version of this list have been removed as licensed preparations are now available.
By standardising the prescribed strengths of these medicines, we will reduce the risk of errors being made in the doses given to children and prevent hospitalisation from accidental under and overdoses.

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