Oral pediatric medicines: factors affecting children acceptability

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: MORGADO, Manuel (University of Beira Interior, Health Science Faculty, Covilhã, Portugal)
  • Co-author(s): Manuel Morgado: Health Science Faculty, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal;Pharmaceutical Services, Hospital Centre of Cova da Beira, Covilhã, Portugal
    Ema Paulino: Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society, Lisbon, Portugal
    Andreia Moreno: Health Science Faculty, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
    Joana Ferreira: Health Science Faculty, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
    Vânia Ferreira: Health Science Faculty, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
    Sandra Morgado: Pharmaceutical Services, Hospital Centre of Cova da Beira, Covilhã, Portugal
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Pediatric medications come in several oral formulations and, for a long time, oral liquid dosage forms have been considered the best choice for children because of their simplicity of administration. However, their bad taste is often cited as a primary problem for non-adherence to therapy, for example, in preventing dehydration in

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