According to recent statistics, more than a quarter of over-medication mistakes involved children being given the same medication twice.
The most common mistakes involved pain medications like aspirin. Next most common were mistakes with cough and cold medicines and allergy medicines.
Making sure you're not distracted and keeping a log can certainly help keep your child safe from over-medication mistakes.
Listen in as Dr. Kathleen Neville and Melanie Cole, MS, discuss the precautions necessary to help you avoid over-medicating your child.