Dosing Errors Common With Children’s Liquid Medicine

Parents may give their child too much or too little medicine when dispensing medication, particularly dosing cups, according to a study in Pediatrics. Researchers asked 2,110 parents of children age 8 or younger to measure nine doses of liquid medication in random order, and parents doled out the wrong dose 43% of the time using a dosing cup, compared to 16% of the time when using an oral syringe. (Source: Pediatrics, September 2016)