Paracetamol is widely use for children, but how much do caregivers know about the safe use of this product? Australian researchers recently quizzed a convenience sample of caregivers who had purchased Children’s Panadol, using an online survey. The majority of the 174 respondents were female (93.7%), highly‐educated (72.4%) and had adequate functional health literacy (85.6%). There were significant gaps in the knowledge of adult caregivers administering paracetamol to children, and the authors advocate strategies to improve knowledge in this area. Read the original paper in the this month’s edition of the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research.
Do adult caregivers really understand all they need to know about childrens’ paracetamol products?
Oct 22, 2018