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."