Question: Is it okay to use a kitchen spoon to give my child their medicine? -Anonymous
No! Household spoons are not accurate for measuring the correct dose. Always ask the pharmacist for a syringe or dosing cup. Have the pharmacist show you which line to draw up the volume to make sure your child receives the exact dose prescribed.
If you’re ever unsure about something regarding your child’s medication, ask your pharmacist! You can call a 24-hour pharmacy any time you need more information about a side effect, how to give your child their medication, or to ask if it should be taken with food.
-Whitney Pittman, clinical pharmacy resident at CHOC Children’s
- A clinical pharmacy resident answers an asthma sufferer’s submitted question on how to properly use a spacer with a handheld inhaler.
- Mental health is an important part of our overall health. It affects our energy level, our ability to connect with family and friends, our confidence, and our performance at school ...
- Contrary to its name, a medicine cabinet in the bathroom is not the best place to store medications.