I know, my doctor was amazed, really amazed. He thought it was ludicrous that something parents have used for years is now deemed unsafe. He said that if he could get hold of some he would still give it to his children.
my ds is autistic so it really helps when unwell as he cant sleep best of times he has melatonin but it has next to no affect when ill and medised was my savior lol really annoyed lots of cough medicines apparently too have gone up to 6 yrs
Trinity guidlines say that pharmacists should recommend alterntaives for under 12's. But there isn't anything that has made it illegal to sell for under 12's. However, pharmacists do tend to use a lot of discretion. If you really want it for your 9yo try another pharmacy as you should be able to get it for a 9yo.
Thing is that it is not safe in all patients. There have been cases of it making children excessively drowsey (there was a thread on here just before hte new rules).
i never really use cough medicines anyway so not overly bothered about them but medised is great i only ever use medised at night calpol or nurofen in day luckily my sister had unopened bottle so that was lucky lol
it has never ever made my kids sleep longer, deeper or better the one and only thing it does for them is when they are totally stuffed up and cant sleep for not being able to breath through their nose it works a treat on clearing up the snot and allows them to sleep it is a godsend for a horrid cold
i went to boots and bought some for "myself" dd has been gettin medised since she was a baby. calpol makes her very sick and she refuses anything else. btw she only gets it when she really really need it lol
it is paracetemol and decongestant so releives pain and fever with the paracetemol and then clears snot with the decongestant but the decongestant can also cause drowsiness in some children
the new rules were brought in as it appeared that parents were overdosing to 'drug' their kids to slepp
I also, I dont remember exactly, think it had something to do with two deaths in the last 12 years or something being attributed to medised
I will be still trying to get hold of some for the horrid summer cold we will be due soon and I will give all 3 of my children the correct dosage as it still says on the bottle for their ages just once before bed so they can breathe throiugh their noses to fall asleep
I can't believe this. Ds is 6 months and i only said to dh this morning i was going to the chemist to get some for his as he is teething. Both my dd's had medised instead of calpol or neurofen, what will i do now?
I thought the reason the age was changed was because some parents didn't realize it had paracetamol in it, and double-dosed with Calpol, thus overdosing their child? Mind you, thats only what I read here on MN, never saw the press comments.
dd1 has hardly ever had it (and is nearly old enough for it, according to new rules). She doesnt' need it - calpol or nurofen have dealt with all necessary ills.
dd2, OTOH, has ENT issues, now a lot better (though still there to some extent), but last winter she had severe sleep apnoea and was wasting away: pre-op, she had a dose of Medised virtually every night, and thank god for it - with doctors' blessing, if that makes any difference. Nowadays, far less often, but when she has streamy/blocked colds its the only thing that stops her gasping for air and choking in her sleep, so I would still give it to her if necessary. She's 2.5.