Child medication measurements confuse parents

July 14, 2014 8:19 PM

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Child medication measurements confuse parents

Many parents don’t, according to a study published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which found more than 10,000 calls to the poison center each year are due to liquid medication dosage errors.

The study says part of the reason parents may be confused is because a range of measurement units — such as teaspoons, tablespoons and milliliters — are often used interchangeably on labels for prescription and over-the-counter medications.

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