The use of medicine is in itself a complicated subject, but in the case of a baby this is even more so. For this reason you will have to be stricter in its use and follow the instructions your paediatrician gives you and your pharmacist's recommendations. It is essential that you carefully read the directions and the label, as well as learn from other sources about the medicine you are about to give to your baby.
1. Its name, as well as its active ingredients and auxiliary agents in order to avoid possible allergies.
2. The category and indications (antihistamine, cough suppressant, etc).
3. Any warnings (in what cases not to use the medication, when to stop taking it, and so on)
4. Instructions and dosage (how to administer the medicine, in what quantities, and for how long).
5. Whether it requires special storage (such as keeping it in the fridge).
Basic advice for the use of medicine:
And in case of doubt, seek advice from your pediatrician or pharmacist.
The essential medicine cabinet
The medicine cabinet should serve the purpose of storing medicine that is useful in the case of an emergency. For this reason, make sure the pharmaceutical products have not expired and place the cabinet in a cool and dry area where your child cannot reach.