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Guide for Parents: Avoid Medication Mistakes

Follow these simple guidelines

Are you giving your child the right amount of medicine at the right time for a fever, headache or cold? One study finds that parents give medication incorrectly 47 percent of the time. The consequences can be serious! First of all, make sure the medicine is safe for your child:

  • Cough and cold medicines (Triaminic®, Dimetapp,® etc.) aren’t safe for kids under 4
  • Babies under 6 months can’t have ibuprofen (Children’s Advil®, Children’s Motrin,® etc.)
  • Aspirin isn’t safe for any child or teen

Then follow our tips below to give medicine correctly and help your child feel better, fast.

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