There's a need for more precise dosing tools, such as syringes, and pre-measured pediatric medication products like FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories,” says Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Megan Jolin*, APN-C, and Mommy MD Guides member.
HAWTHORNE, NY (PRWEB) November 03, 2016
Each year more than 70,000 children visit emergency departments as a result of unintentional medication overdose, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. A new study* funded by the National Institutes of Health, published in the September journal of Pediatrics, found that more than 84% of the 2,110 parents in the study measured the wrong dose of children’s liquid medication – even while under supervision. “This shows the need for more precise dosing tools, such as syringes, and pre-measured pediatric medication products like FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories,” says Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Megan Jolin**, APN-C, and Mommy MD Guides team member.
“Part of the reason why parents are confused about administrating children’s liquid medication can be attributed to poorly designed labels and packaging,” says Jolin. “Even in a controlled research environment, the measurements can be off. Add in a screaming child with a fever or discomfort, and parents, who are exhausted and scared, you can see how dosing errors can happen at home.”
FeverAll®, the #1 doctor recommended brand of acetaminophen suppositories and Mommy MD Guides recommended product, takes the error out of dosing since there is no measuring or chance for spills. Additionally, if the child resists oral medication or is vomiting, there is no concern that a caregiver has only partially dosed the recommended amount of medication.
“I recommend FeverAll suppositories to parents and caregivers, as it not only makes dosing easier, but is the only acetaminophen brand with dosage instructions for infants as young as six months of age,” adds Jolin.
To learn more information about FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories, visit http://www.feverall.com. Connect with the brand on Facebook,YouTube and Instagram for helpful tips on children’s health topics.
*Yin HS, Parker RM, Sanders LM, et al. Liquid Medication Errors and Dosing Tools: A Randomized Controlled Experiment. Pediatrics, 2016; 138 (4): e20160357
**Megan Jolin is a paid consultant for Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A.
About Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Taro was founded in 1988 and is based in Hawthorne, New York. Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Taro is a research-based international pharmaceutical company that was established on the principle that research and development would be the cornerstone of its growth strategy. Providing quality products through scientific innovations, diligence and precision is the goal of all of Taro's research programs. Taro develops high-quality, proprietary and off-patent pharmaceuticals for markets in the US, Canada, Israel and other countries around the world. The Company produces a wide range of prescription and over-the-counter products including tablets, capsules, suspensions, solutions, creams, and ointments.