Do the Home Use Spoons When not Want Child Overdose

Friday, November 26, 2010 Label:
Be careful to give medicine to children, especially infants. Liquid paracetamol for children under the age of five years for example, when given to infants will be at risk of overdose.
The situation was compounded by the inability of parents give their children the right dose of liquid medicine, they claim Australian researchers. Using a regular tablespoon to measure - as a habit - is considered potentially harmful to children, so they said.
Children under the age of five are the group most at risk of overdose. Based on a study conducted in Lisbon on 97 adult Oran revealed 61 percent of them either measure the dose with details, 17 percent from 61 percent excess measure the dose and the remaining 44 percent is not enough to give a dose.
Scientists from the University of Sydney, Dr Rebekah Moles, ask 97 people who visited the child care center for toddlers in the city following the study. The composition of respondents, 53 percent were women, seven men again was the father and the rest of the staff at the center pengasuah.
Researchers gave them a quiz a number of scenarios, asking what they would do next. For example, they were told that the youngest child had high fever and fever but still drinking, eating and even playing.
Then some healing drugs given in the quiz along with a choice of dose measuring spoon and other equipment. The volunteers were asked to choose the conditions which they would use the drug for their children and how to measure the dose.
Based on the scenario given in the discussions, said Moles, 61 participants ternyatan giving incorrect doses. "In fact, we found 7 percent of volunteers will give medicine without first checking the temperature of the boy while 46 percent would give the drug when the temperature is less than 38 degrees Celsius," he said. In total, he said, only 14 percent are able to answer the scenario with the appropriate treatment.
"We were shocked at the same time concerned about these findings. Everyone was thinking surely safe drugs because they can be purchased at the store without a prescription," he said.
For example, a parent told the researcher that Panadol (paracetamol-based painkillers) are easily obtained, there would be dangerous if the dosage is doubled. "It is urgent to review for the parents was not easy to give counter medicines to children without attention," says Moles.
"We received the confession made by a researcher as a mysterious buyer by visiting the pharmacy. We see what advice is given pharmacists when we propose a scenario like the quiz," says Moles.
Neal Patel, pharmaceutical experts from the British Pharmaceutical Society, said it was important for parents to give their child the right dose. "If they are not sure about the dosage for their children they must see petunjut on the packaging or seek advice from your local pharmacist," he said.
"Drugs are always supplied in packaging which indicates to the child and parents should be able to prevent an accident overdose of children by always putting drugs out of reach and eyes of children," said Patel stressed.
"Drugs should be given carefully using a dose measuring spoon or other drinks, to ensure children do not receive a dose of more or less than the recommended," he said.
"Spoon feeding should not be used as usual substitute tsp, because they can not measure the amount of liquid medication accurately," he added. Research on adults 97 people were scheduled to be published to the public this weekend.
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