oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Over-the-counter medicines for infants (0-6 months) : review

Volume 77, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



A sick infant is very worrying for parents and they often seek medical advice from pharmacists regarding their baby's health. This article reviews common conditions encountered in infants from 0-6 months, such as colic, diarrhoea, regurgitation and vomiting, colds and fever. It is important for pharmacists to establish when over-the-counter medication is appropriate and when parents should be referred. Ill babies can worsen very quickly, it is essential to know what signs and symptoms may signal serious problems so that treatment is not delayed.

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