The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all pediatric medication dosing be done in milliliters (ml) and not teaspoons to avoid dosing errors. Syringes, droppers, and medicine cups are the most accurate dispensing devices and are available at local pharmacies. The AAP suggests the following guidelines for administering liquid medications.
Some medicines may come in different infant and children’s strengths (concentrations). Be careful! The infant medicine may be stronger than the children’s medicine. Parents may make the mistake of giving higher doses of infant medicine to a child, thinking that it is not as strong. Be sure the medicine you give your child is right for his or her weight and age.
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