Medicines for Children is a website providing practical and reliable advice about giving medications to your child. Produced by WellChild, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG), the site contains independently endorsed information on a range of medicines and answers questions such as:

  • How and when to give your child their medicine?
  • What to do if you give too little, or too much?
  • Any possible side-effects?

Read about or watch short films about giving different forms of medicines, including tablets, capsules, liquid medicine, injections, suppositories and enemas, eye drops/ointment and ear drops.


"As a parent/carer you want to be confident you’re doing it correctly with accurate information and not putting your child at risk."

Leanne Cooper, mum of Sophie



In partnership with the RCPCH, NPPG and Reason Digital, WellChild has won funding and support from Comic Relief’s ‘Tech for Good 2018’ programme to develop a new mobile app to help parents and carers manage their children’s medicine routines.

The project hopes to build on the success of the Medicines For Children website to solve common issues faced by parents and carers, including:

Access to medicine safety information instantly, whenever and wherever it is needed.

Keeping on top of complex medicine routines with dosage schedules, notifications and reminders.

Having all your child’s medicine information in one place for quick and easy communication with health professionals.



To make sure we build a tool that is actually useful, we need parents and carers who are willing to test it (and our ideas). Please fill out the following form if you would like to get involved in the Medicines for Children mobile app project.

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