Health Tip: Giving Medicine Safely to Children
(HealthDay News) -- Giving a child the wrong dose or an inappropriate medication can have serious consequences, says MedlinePlus.
Drug labels for prescription medicines should have a section on use among children.
To safely give medicine to your child, MedlinePlus suggests:
Read and follow the label directions every time.
Watch for any side effects.
Know the abbreviations for amounts such as tablespoon and teaspoon.
Use the correct dosing device.
Follow age- and weight-limit restrictions.
Check with a doctor before giving two medicines at once.
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