Drugs and medicines
Experts at RCPCH recommend that parents treat symptoms of fever or pain related to COVID-19 with either paracetamol or ibuprofen.
17 March 2020
The RCPCH/NPPG Medicines Committee has recently been informed of a severe adverse reaction in a six-month old child with anisocoria who had been administered apraclonidine 1% to help exclude Horner syndrome.
2 March 2020
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is requesting that healthcare professionals report any suspected side effects or safety concerns with e-cigarettes and the e-liquids used for vaping to the Yellow Card Scheme.
5 February 2020
Dr Mike Linney, Registrar and Chair of the Ethics Committee for RCPCH, welcomes recent guidance from NICE, but notes the urgent need for high quality, independent research on this medicine to provide the best possible care for children with complex epilepsy.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) “Yellow Card Scheme” is the UK system for collecting and monitoring information on suspected safety concerns or incidents involving side effects to medicines (also known as adverse drug reactions or ADRs) and medical devices.
This committee regularly responds to consultations from government organisations and public bodies such as the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN).
Experts from 13 national bodies, including seven Royal Colleges, joined forces in March 2019 to launch practical guidance to support doctors and other health professionals around the use of this medicine in women and girls in their reproductive years.
16 December 2019
Domperidone is no longer licensed for use in children younger than 12 years or those weighing less than 35 kg because of a lack of evidence for benefit.
The College Specialty Advisory Committees (CSACs) supervise the development and delivery of sub-specialty training and the assessment standards. Take a look at our current vacancies.
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