Medications
Resources
Basic InformationLatest News
Over 40% of Antibiotics Could Be 'Inappropriately' PrescribedFDA Testing Levels of Carcinogen in Diabetes Drug MetforminTaking Several Prescription Drugs May Trigger Serious Side EffectsPenicillin Allergy Less Common Than Thought: StudyMany Older Americans Misuse Antibiotics: PollAntibiotics Not Recommended for Most Toothaches, New Guideline SaysHealth Tip: Taking Anti-Inflammatory DrugsMany Common Meds Could Alter Your MicrobiomeWhen Meds Are Free, Patients Take Them More OftenMaker Halts Distribution of Generic Zantac Due to Possible CarcinogenKids Often Prescribed Drugs 'Off-Label,' Raising ConcernsHeartburn Drug Zantac May Contain Small Amounts of Known Carcinogen, FDA SaysHealth Tip: Take Over-the-Counter Medication WiselyA Prescription for Medicating Your Child SafelyHealth Tip: Taking Dietary SupplementsTrump Administration Announces Plan to Allow Cheaper Drug Imports From CanadaAre Too Many Kids Prescribed Antihistamines?Some Meds and Driving a Dangerous DuoHealth Tip: Giving Medicine Safely to ChildrenHigher Cost of New Cholesterol Drugs Putting Patients at Risk: StudyMany Americans Take Antibiotics Without a PrescriptionAmericans Aware of Antibiotic Resistance, but Don't Always Follow Rx: PollHealth Tip: CBD Oil Fast FactsHealth Tip: Effects of Allergy MedicationAntibiotics Pollute Rivers Worldwide: StudyHealth Tip: Nasal Spray SafetyHealth Tip: Over-the-Counter Drugs That Don't Mix With AlcoholMany Patients Don't Need Opioids After SurgeryYour Gut Bacteria Could Affect Your Response to MedsPatients Who Read Doctors' Notes More Likely to Take Their MedsRising Rx Drug Costs Continue to Create Tough Choices for SeniorsBrain Bleed Risk Puts Safety of Low-Dose Aspirin in DoubtAmericans' Prescription Med Use Is DecliningFDA Puts Tough Warning Label on Ambien, Lunesta, Other Sleep AidsDietary Supplements Do Nothing for You: StudyAre 'Inactive' Ingredients in Your Drugs Really So Harmless?Which Misused Prescription Meds Send Americans to the ER?Health Tip: What You Should Know About AntibioticsWhite House Plan to Disclose Drug Prices May Not Drive Down Costs: StudyWhen Your Medications Are the News1 in 4 Antibiotic Prescriptions Isn't Needed: StudyDermatologists Cut Back on Antibiotics But Still Prescribe the MostEven Older Drugs Are Getting Steep Price Hikes, Study FindsNew Cholesterol Drug's High Price May Not Be Worth It: StudyHealth Tip: Packing Prescriptions for Travel
Questions and AnswersVideosLinksBook Reviews
Related Topics

Anxiety Disorders
Depression: Depression & Related Conditions
Medical Disorders
Mental Disorders
Mental Health Professions

Health Tip: Giving Medicine Safely to Children


HealthDay News
Updated: Jul 24th 2019

(HealthDay News) -- Giving a child the wrong dose or an inappropriate medication can have serious consequences, says MedlinePlus.

Drug labels for prescription medicines should have a section on use among children.

To safely give medicine to your child, MedlinePlus suggests:

  • Read and follow the label directions every time.
  • Watch for any side effects.
  • Know the abbreviations for amounts such as tablespoon and teaspoon.
  • Use the correct dosing device.
  • Follow age- and weight-limit restrictions.
  • Check with a doctor before giving two medicines at once.




Facebook

Amazon Smile

 

Children and Adult services are available now with no wait time.  

Please contact HBH at 860-548-0101, option 2.

 


powered by centersite dot net