Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

PGD for paracetamol for fever associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) for individuals aged 3 months or over to 11 years of age

Posted: 14 Apr 20
Community Pharmacy


PGD for paracetamol for fever associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) for individuals aged 3 months or over to 11 years of age

The purpose of the PGD is to allow management of fever associated with coronoavirus (COVID-19) in individuals aged 3 months and older to 11 years of age who are self-isolating by registered pharmacists within Community Pharmacies.

This PGD authorises community pharmacists to supply paracetamol 500mg oral solid dosage form; paracetamol 250mg/5mL oral suspension or paracetamol 120mg in 5mL oral suspension to individuals who are self-isolating aged 3 months and older to 11 years of age with fever and who meet the criteria for inclusion under the terms of the document for a period limited to responding to COVID-19.