Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medicines

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Over-The-Counter Medicines

Measuring the Dose of Liquid Medicine

Approximately 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.