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Liquid Medications

pouring liquid medicationsHow to Properly Measure out Liquid Medications
When pouring liquid medications, hold the medicine cup at eye level. Use your thumb to mark off the correct level on the cup (as shown in picture). Then set the cup down and read the bottom of the meniscus at eye level to ensure accuracy. If you've poured too much medication into the cup, discard the excess. Don't return it to the bottle.
Here are a few additional tips:
Hold the container so that the medication flows from the side opposite the label so it won't run down the container and stain or obscure the label. Remove drips from the lip of the bottle first and the from the sides, using a clean, damp paper towel.For liquid measured in drops, use only the dropper supplies with the medication.Save