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Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Parenting -

Al­ways use 5ml spoon or dosage sy­ringe sup­plied by phar­macy to mea­sure medicines — house­hold spoons come in many sizes.

Give liq­uid medicines slowly to avoid chok­ing.

Never give a child a medicine that has not been pre­scribed for him/her by a doc­tor or rec­om­mended by a phar­ma­cist.

Fol­low dosage in­struc­tions very care­fully.

Keep medicines out of reach of chil­dren.

Al­ways ask phar­ma­cist for ad­vice.

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