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Keywords:

  • adverse drug reactions;
  • children;
  • medication error;
  • prescribing

Abstract:  This paper is the second in a series of two and will attempt to highlight important issues in prescribing for children, including principles of safe prescribing, adverse drug reaction assessment and common drugs including paracetamol and ibuprofen. A list of drug information resources is included, which may be useful for clinicians.