children collecting medicines from a pharmacy
Quick reference guide
Pharmacists may be asked to supply dispensed medicines to a child for themselves, on behalf of another person, such as a parent, other relative or neighbour, or for persons whom they care for.
The decision on whether a supply is appropriate will need to be dealt with on a case by case basis and will involve considering the individual circumstances.
If in doubt about whether the supply of the dispensed medicines is appropriate or not consider the following factors.