Liquid Dosing Accuracy Four-Times Better With Oral Syringes – Study
Pediatric OTC and Rx dosage errors reach 43% for parents using a dosing cup but 16.7% with a 0.2 mL oral syringe, according to researchers who say recommending oral syringes over cups, particularly for small doses, should be part of a comprehensive pediatric labeling and dosing strategy.
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The guidance largely tracks a 2014 draft guidance but omits statements on discouraging use of droppers as dosing devices and changes some language to clarify where firms have some leeway in stating label information.