How to make drugs

August 12, 2017 17:51 | Child Health

giving your child medication, observe the following guidelines:

• Ask if you do not understand the dosage, how many, how often, how many days and before, during or after a meal.Most drugs better to give just before eating.If you give the medication with food or after a meal, you risk losing and medicine, and a meal.

• Most drugs obtained by prescription, given three or four times a day, but it is rarely necessary to wake a sleeping child at night to give him the medicine.Theoretically, drugs give the best results, if you give them at regular intervals for twenty-four hours a day.In practice, however, if your physician does not recommend otherwise, they can be given at regular intervals during the waking hours.

• If the instructions on the package are different from what you hear from your doctor or pharmacist, call to clarify.

• Measure the medicine carefully.Be as accurate as possible.Most pediatric drugs is measured teaspoons.It is better to use a measuring spoon or medicine dropper with a measuri

ng scale, rather than a teaspoon of cooking, when you measure out the medicine to the child.One teaspoon equals five cubic centimeters, or five milliliters.At the pharmacy you will find many different medical spoons, cups and pipettes with a scale designed for liquid children's medicines.Your pharmacist can help you with a choice.

• Hang up on your calendar reminder to not forget the time

give medicine or put a timer so that it rang every four or six hours.Missed medication - the most common mistake, which explains the fact that the child's body does not respond to medication.If you are forgetful parents (as we all are), ask your doctor whether it is possible to give the same medicine once or twice a day instead of three or four times.Some antibiotics, for example, can be given an increased dose twice a day, and thus they operate as efficiently as if taken four times a day.Some medicines are available further in a more concentrated form, so you can give a smaller volume.

• Most drugs, especially those that say "suspension", is required before use shake vigorously.

• Spend the full course of treatment.Resist the temptation to stop taking the drug because your child feel better.For example, antibiotics are usually relieve symptoms for a day or two, but it takes a full course of treatment to completely destroy bacteria and prevent recurrence of the disease.

• Find out what is safe to mix the medicine.Although almost all the children's medicines can safely be mixed with a spoonful of jam or sweet treats, some can not.For example, the effectiveness of penicillin may be reduced if you take it together with