7 Medication Mistakes Parents Make

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Amanda Dorsey on Aug 15, 2008 at 7:36AM

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7 Medication Mistakes Parents Make

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Mistake 1: Losing Track of Your Child's Weight

Dosages are frequently based on weight rather than age, so know how much your child weighs. Age recommendations are general guidelines that work for most children, but they might not be right for your child. If a medicine has weight guidelines as well, use those instead. If it doesn’t, talk to your child’s pediatrician for precise dosages and instructions according to your child’s weight.

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