Measuring the Dose of Liquid Medicines

 

MeasureDoseApproximately 7 in 10 people fail to measure a dose of liquid medicine correctly, particularly common when using a dosing cup or dosing spoon rather than an oral syringe or dropper. Mix-ups are frequent between milligrams (mg)—the dose of the medicine—and milliliters (mL)—the volume of medicine to measure out. Learn more about how dosing errors happen and how to give your child the right dose of medicine by following the safety tips in this section. And then, test your knowledge with a Quick Quiz during which you will be asked how much liquid medicine is in various measuring devices such as a dosing cup, dropper, oral syringes, and others.

Last modified on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 19:15