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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Works-For-Me-Wednesday: Measuring Medicine

We discovered last fall that Wendy has inherited our seasonal allergies. James and I are both allergic to various pollens, dust, and mold, so it's really no surprise that our girlie is also allergic.

Her doctor suggested Zyrtec, which works really well for her. However, it was our first regular liquid medicine bottle without a syringe.

I looked at the Kroger Pharmacy for a cheap oral syringe, and found this great combo. Maybe y'all already know this, but you can get this little cone-shaped adapter thingy that fits down into the mouth of your medicine bottle. It seals up tight, so you can attach the syringe, invert the bottle, and then draw out what you need.

We use this on an almost-daily basis, and it's fantastic! It's so much easier to measure the medicine accurately with a syringe, and the adapter keeps me from getting all sticky.

It works for me! What works for you? Visit Rocks in my Dryer for more great ideas!


Sarah said...

Target has ones that go completetly into the bottle and the bottle lid still fits over it. Target will give them to you for free, even if you don't get the med there.

They are great. My son is on reglan and it's hard to measure once you've used a couple weeks worth of the medicine, as they don't make syringes long enough to get to the bottom of the bottle.

When we are done with that months medicine, we pull back out the adapter thing, throw it in the dishwasher and then put it into the new bottle.

Jeni said...

Thanks for the tip! I don't get to Target often, but next time I go, I'll ask for one of those!

Kelsey S said...

Wonderful Tip!