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Is using a syringe safer than measuring spoons or cups for measuring liquid medications for my child?


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If you have liquid medication to give your child, use a syringe instead of measuring spoons or cups. It is easier to dose more correctly, and the chances of overdosing are reduced. Additionally, you have more control over administering it to your child than trying to coax them into sipping from a spoon.


1. Yin HS, Parker RM, Sanders LM, et al. Liquid medication errors and dosing tools: a randomized controlled experiment. Pediatrics. 2016;138(4):e20160357.


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