If you have a young child and they are prescribed the “liquid” (oral suspension) type of Tamiflu, please read this alert from the CDC and FDA.

Many kids’ liquid medicines are dispensed in milliliters (ml). Tamiflu, however, comes in milligrams (mg) and it should be measured out with a dispenser marked in milligrams (mg).   Do not measure out a mg type prescription using a ml dispenser. It will not be the proper amount as ml and mg are not the same.

If you have questions, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Babette

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