Tuesday, February 16, 2010

MEDICINE INSTRUCTIONS


Me and my littlest girl
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Don't you love medicine instructions? We've all had the cough mixture for four year olds that warns them not to drive or operate machinery if the medicine makes them drowsy.
Poor Amaia (aka the mushroom factory) has been suffering terribly from oral thrush since she was a few days old. We're on our third bottle of Nystan suspension and she's only five weeks old. I had to laugh though when I read the label. Unlike the other two bottles where the pharmacist had typed 1ml four times a day, this week's bottle says: 1ml four times a day, shake well before use, finish the course, keep in mouth for at least two minutes before swallowing! Now I know at five weeks Amaia is more advanced than she was at three or four but I am not sure she is able to follow this advice to the letter just yet!

1 comment:

Trine said...

On our iron-drops it says that it shouldn't be used by children under the age of 2 unless you have talked to your GP about it.

And on the folic acid it says, that it shouldn't be used for pregnant women before consulting the GP.