Liquid medications include products such as elixirs, solutions, suspensions, and syrups. These prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) products are mostly used for children, but may also be taken by adults who have difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules. Some medications are only available as liquids.
Best for children who can drink from cup, but often spill some liquid. This measuring device may be good for children who use sippy cups to drink liquid.
Check for markings on the spoon that match the amount you need for your dose.
Dropper and oral syringe [note oral syringe has a larger colored cap compared to a regular syringe. Best for very young children who cannot drink from a cup.
Best devices for measuring liquids because they make it easy to get the correct dose. However, they may not be available for your medication. Ask your pharmacist.
Check for markings on the dropper or oral syringe that match the amount you need for your dose.
NEVER use hypodermic syringes, only use only syringes made especially for oral use. Special adapters fit on the top of the bottle allow the liquid to be more easily withdrawn from the container with an oral syringe
Best for children (or adults) who can drink from a cup without spilling Check for markings on the cup that match the amount you need for your dose. Be careful when using cups that have a combination of teaspoon, tablespoon, or milliliter markings so that you use the correct fill line.
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