Technically you should always follow medication directions no matter how old the person receiving the medication is. However, a study...
Technically you should always follow medication directions no matter how old the person receiving the medication is. However, a study that came out last year noted that 11% or more of parents and caregivers don't follow medication guidelines when it comes to children. This is not good on many levels. If you're giving your child an antibiotic, and don't follow what your doctor tells you, your baby may not get better, and the infection could come back. Additionally, when kids don't finish all their medication (antibiotics) the medication is less effective if and when they need it again. Failing to follow medication guidelines can also result in overdosing a child; because of a child's smaller size, and their child sized metabolism, the wrong dose can affect them harsher, then say, an adult who gets the wrong dose. Point: Always follow your doctor's orders when it comes to medicating your child. If you're dealing with over the counter meds, always follow the printed directions, and if you're unsure, call your doctor's office or the customer service number located on the medicine box.

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