Liquid Medication Dosing Errors: Tips Every Parent Should Know

Dosing errors of children’s OTC liquid medications are more common than you may think.  A 2016 study published in the medical journal Pediatrics showed that 84% of parents using dosing cups measured the wrong dose of liquid medication based on their children’s recommended dose (68% of those mistakes involved measuring out too much medicine). Board-certified holistic Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Megan Jolin says to never use a household teaspoon to measure liquid medication and believes that dosing errors can be further reduced by the use of syringes for liquid medication or pre-measured doses, such as suppositories, particularly for acetaminophen. Parents should consider FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories, the only branded acetaminophen product for children that pre-measures your child’s dose, even for infants as young as six months of age —so you don’t have to worry about measuring out too much or too little. FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories is the only branded acetaminophen product for children with dosage instructions for infants as young as six months of age.  Additionally, FeverAll® provides:
  • Accurate dosing every time – no measuring or chance for spills
  • Healthcare providers can more easily explain dosing to all parents and caregivers, including those who aren’t native English speakers/readers
  • Instructions and information available in Spanish on the FeverAll® website
To learn more about the benefits of FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories, visit FeverAll.com.

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