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How is pain medication given to a child?

Your child's pain medication can be delivered in the following ways:
  • As a pill or a liquid
  • As an injection
  • Through an IV (intravenous line)
  • Through an inhaler or spray
  • As a cream or a patch
Other kinds of pain medication are used for specific purposes. Your healthcare providers can tell you more about them.

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