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The Right Dose

Sick kids need the correct medication

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(HealthDayNews) -- If your child has a fever and you have no children's Tylenol on hand, don't be tempted to administer a "child's dose" of an adult medication.

According to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, not all medications work the same in kids as they do in adults. Sometimes children may need smaller doses, other times they may require larger amounts.

In all cases, consult your doctor if you're not sure about the medicine you're about to give to your child.


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