FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - Giving Medicine to Children and Teaching Kids About Using Medicine Safely

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When young children need medicine it isn't always easy to get them to take it, especially when they're feeling sick and cranky.

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And when your kids are older, they may be ready to take medications themselves under adult supervision.

In two new videos available in English and Spanish, Benjamin Ortiz, a pediatrician at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), offers advice on

  • how to deliver the dose without the battle and
  • important information your child should know about taking medications.

Learn more about how to engage your young child in his or her treatment:

Giving Medicine to Children 

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm291741.htm

To embed this video on your site:

Giving Medicine to Children" English version:

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Giving Medicine to Children" Spanish version:

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Learn more about how to teach your older child to be informed, and safe:

Teaching Kids About Using Medicine Safely  

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm291872.htm

To embed this video on your site:

Teaching Kids About Using Medicine Safely English version:

<object width="640" height="390">
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Teaching Kids About Using Medicine Safely Spanish version:

<object width="640" height="390">
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Media Contact: Sandy Walsh, 301-796-4669, sandy.walsh@fda.hhs.gov

 

 

 

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