Prescribing safely for children


Dr Yashwant Sinha, Centre for Kidney Research, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead 2145, Australia. Fax: +61 2 9845 1491, email:


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.