What’s in a drop? Optimizing strategies for administration of drugs in pediatrics
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Accurate administration of drugs is an essential part of pharmacotherapy in children. Small differences in the amount of drugs administered, might evoke different clinical effects. This is especially of concern in drugs with a narrow therapeutic index. Guided by a case that was observed in pediatrics, some practical recommendations for the administration of oral drops in children are described.
KeywordsDosing error Medicine dropper Oral liquid devices
We are grateful to Pauline Belin (University Claude Bernard, Lyon) for excellent assistance in the drop test.
Conflicts of interest
There are no conflicts of interest.