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    Default Schools giving medication. Question.

    Ds will need to be given a tablet every lunchtime at school. Most likely for a long time.
    The paediatrician only wants him to have half a tablet.
    I have to give the school one weeks worth each time. I'm assuming I'll have to half them, but that means they'll be out of the blister pack.
    What's the best way to pass them on to the school then.
    Unless the school halves them??

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    Buy one of those 7 day pill boxes, halve them and then hand that to the teacher

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    I gave my school a
    Bottle of tablets and a tablet halver.

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    Can you get a pill box with the days of the week that way they'll be stored in an air tight container and be portioned out for the week

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    You need to give the school the original box or bottle with the chemist instructions usually.

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    I'd talk to the school about their policy. I know DS's school everything needs to have a chemist label on it, even over the counter meds like panadol.

    When I was on prac a couple of the kids had meds during the day and 1 was halved. The teacher or aide would split the tablet themselves.

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    Thanks. I agree that it needs to be in the original box. I assume they would then put the other half in the opened blister.
    I'll look into those pill halvers tomorrow.
    Thanks.

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    Default Schools giving medication. Question.

    Can you ask your chemist to halve them and put them in a labelled Webster pack. It would cost about $5. We do this at work.
    Last edited by maddysmama; 04-05-2015 at 20:49.

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    That's a great idea, but he might be on 1/2 for 10 days and it could increase to 1 Tablet if needed.
    Actually maybe I'll get them to do that for two weeks worth.


 

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