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Drugs in the young: part 2

Drugs in the young: part 2

From this module you will learn:
  • The statistics relating to medicines use in children
  • General principles to apply when unlicensed or off-label medicines are prescribed
  • Which over-the-counter medicines are not suitable for children

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This module examines the factors pharmacists should consider when providing over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for children.

In England, under-19s make up 23% of the population – while only receiving 5% of the total number of medicines dispensed. Conversely, those aged 60 and over make up 23% of the population, but account for 60% of items dispensed.

Even though the young do use fewer medicines, their distinctive characteristics mean they are an important group to consider.

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