Syringes Better than Cups for Kid’s Med Dosing

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In a large randomized trial of over 2000 parents, researchers found dosing errors were 4.6 times more common when using dosing cups than when using syringes. When the dose was listed in teaspoons on the medication label more errors were made. More than 20% measured out twice the dose on the label! 

PositiveTip: Ask your healthcare provider to show you how to measure the correct liquid dosage using a syringe for your child.