It is important to only use opioids for the shortest time and at the lowest effective dose. Opioids should be used only if your child still has pain after taking paracetamol and anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen regularly.
This patient guide offers:
- 5 questions to ask about pain and opioids for children and young people
- tips for keeping children and others safe while your child is taking opioids at home
- a personal pain management plan.
The use of opioids in palliative care to manage symptoms of a life-limiting illness is not within scope of these resources.
5 questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider to make sure you end up with the right amount of care.