Some Must-Dos to Avoid an Overdose or Underdose
Other than the non-usage of kitchen spoons, some of the below precautions can help you and your loved ones stay away from taking the wrong doses.
Learn About the Units and Spoons to Measure Medicines
In order to avoid the ill-effects of overdose/underdose, learn and understand the units of medicine dosages. Follow the units and consume medicine accordingly. Is it in ml (millilitres), ounces, teaspoon or tablespoon? The doctors use all of these currently. But experts are suggesting to standardize it in ml.
But, until that happens, take all the measures from your end to verify and check it as many times as needed.
Let’s be familiar with ml in teaspoons, tablespoons and ounces. Most of the syringes are in ml.
- 5 ml – 1 teaspoon
- 15 ml – 1 tablespoon
- 30 ml – 1 ounce
Clarify the Doses When You Get the Prescription
Do not hesitate to ask twice if you didn’t understand the exact dose written in the prescription. It is wise to ask twice rather than facing repercussions of an overdose or underdose on the effect of the medicine. Check if there’s a hidden decimal which you might have missed in a hurry. Medicine measuring spoons have certain markings, make sure you check them properly.