Spooning Up the Wrong Dose

Many people still use kitchen spoons to measure a dose of liquid medication. Now new research shows that the size of the spoon influences our ability to estimate the right dose — and most of the time, we get it wrong.

I imagine that spoon manufacturers focus far more on aesthetics than correct size…. please buy a graduated delivery device to take your medicine with.


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One Response to Spooning Up the Wrong Dose

  1. Jennifer Schutte says:

    My pharmacy (target) now automatically gives me a dosing spoon in the bag, for free, with any liquid medicine. I think that is a good idea.

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