DS is 4mo and has an excema like rash on torso and behind knees (knee rash looks very excema-y but torso rash is a bit more 'pimply'. So i showed him to the gp who prescribed Oilatum, 1% hydrocortisone and an antihistamine syrup (chlorphenamine). I took the script to Boots who did their thing and i got home and started going through the meds and i noticed the syrup is Boots own brand 'allergy relief 1 year plus' . Is this right? am i going to have to trek back to the doc to check? or will i have to (^ugh^) phone NHS haven'tgotaclue Direct?
I would start by phoning the pharmacy to check they haven't given you the wrong medicine. If they are sure it's the right stuff, then double check with the GP. I wouldn't bother with NHS direct personally!
Why don't you phone the GP? It's probably fine, the syrup is probably available OTC for over-1s but only on prescription for under-1s but in your circumstances, I'd want to check with the GP. It shouldn't need another trip in though, see if you can get them on the phone.
Ta for responses. DS is prescribed 2.5ml 2xdaily and on the side of the box and inside on the instruction leaflet it says 'children 12 to 23 months - 2.5ml 2xdaily. Surely it'll be overdosing a 4mo? - especially if it says 'Do Not give to children under 1 year old'? clearly on the box and inside. Im usually quite laid back but this is getting me worried! Right, i'm off to have a weep in the corner sort this out right now!