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Medicine dosage for children

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The american academy of pediatrics is asking for parents, doctors, and pharmacists to change the way medication is given.

Many people use a teaspoon to administer liquid medication.

That can lead to a child overdosing.

An Albany pharmacist suggests an alternative to the kitchen spoon to make sure the dose is accurate for the most benefit and least side effects.

Ed Dozier from U Save It pharmacy in Albany says "my recommendation is to use either a dosing cup or a syringe that is calibrated for dosing. Calibrated in milliliters and teaspoons it makes it a lot easier and more accurate."

If you have any questions on dosage or converting measurements... ask your pharmacist or doctor.

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