Are you getting the right medicine dose? Pharmacist Doug White shows you the most accurate way to measure out your medications.
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Dough White: I'm pharmacist Dough White inside the medicine chest. Can you narrate medication is crucial and in order to get the full effect, you got be taking the right dose. As In cooking medicine is often prescribed a teaspoons and table spoons, but these are not your kitchen measuring spoons. And they are definitely not the once it come out of your several jar those come in many different sizes. I tell my customers to ditch the spoon and go for the best. The plastic shovels other wise known as a medicine spoon. You can get one from your doctor or pharmacist, pour the liquid in to this and read the numbers on the side when you are using the plastic shovel you definitely will be giving a right dosage. Another way to take medicine, Is by using an oral syringe, no don't worry, there is no needle attach to this one just read the markings on the side and you will get the right dose. If your medication comes with an oral dropper like many equipments, keep in its original bottle, for example don't use the dropper for pain meds in the bottle of cough syrup, and want to try for one may not be okay for the others. While we are talking dropper, what about these letters on the side ml, cc, ml is Milli, and cc is cubic centimeter. There are just different ways of saying the same thing. 5 of ml will make up a teaspoon of liquid one other thing to notice, if your label says shake before dosing, go ahead and chummy, now not you the bottle, medicine will often settle at the bottom and if you pour without shaking you will just be suspending nature, not the full dose. If you have any questions about dosing instruction ask your doctor or pharmacist. I'm Dough White inside the medicine chest.