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How can I prevent dosage errors when giving my child liquid medication?

To prevent dosage errors when giving your child liquid medication, read the label closely, more than once, and be sure to follow the recommended dosage for the particular age of your child. Measure the dose, read the label again to confirm, and then administer. If you are not sure about it, call the nurse help line or your primary care provider for specific information.

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