Allerton Medical Centre

Westfield Medical Centre

Alternatives to liquid antibiotics for children

We are aware that there may be short-term issues with supplies of some liquid antibiotics at the moment. It might be that you can get liquid antibiotics from a pharmacy other than the one you normally use. If not, children can take tablets but some may find it tricky.

The Specialist Pharmacy Service is currently pulling together information on how to help children swallow tablets. There are some good resources available:

How to swallow a tablet at the age of 3 on Vimeo

How to give your child tablets or capsules | Great Ormond Street Hospital (

Helping your child to swallow tablets – Medicines For Children