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What if I cannot remember if I gave my child his dose of warfarin?

If you can't remember if you gave your child his dose of warfarin, do not give it. It is safer to miss one dose than to take an extra dose. It may help you to remember to give your child his medicine if you give it along with another daily routine, such as dinner time. You may also find it helpful to use a pill box that's labeled for each day of the week.

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