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A Spoon is Great for Soup … Not Medicine!

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We’ve been saying it for years: a teaspoon in your kitchen is not a “teaspoon” in medicine dosing terms. Same goes for the tablespoon. In other words, kitchen spoons are made for eating, not for measuring medicine!

A recent study found that when using household spoons, participant measured medicines highly inaccurately, with some pouring 8% less than recommended and others pouring 12% more. Read More