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How To Measure Droplets Of Medicine

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newbie99 | 20:48 Sat 25th Apr 2020 | Body & Soul
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Been asked to take 1ml of medicine daily. But measurement spoon we have is 5ml. How many droplets do I need to get 1ml? Is it 20 droplets as described by the medicine standard?

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Child’s bottles of liquid cal poly etc usually have mi droppers? Can you get to a chemist. Also surprised one not included with medicine
21:20 Sat 25th Apr 2020
Mathematically, you could dispense droplets into the 5ml spoon and then divide by 5 to work out how many you need for just 1ml. (That would seem far better to me than working to any sort of 'rule' that assumes a certain size of droplet).

Otherwise it would seem simplest, and probably wisest, to ask your pharmacist for a proper medication syringe:

have yo looked in the package? I would be very surprised (if it's a prescribed medicine) if they havent given you the means to take the correct dose
Could the medicine be diluted (a few days before use)? If so, you could add 5 ml of medicine to 20 ml water. Taking 5 ml of this each day would give you 1 ml medecine.
Child’s bottles of liquid cal poly etc usually have mi droppers? Can you get to a chemist. Also surprised one not included with medicine
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The medicine in question is vitamin D3 in liquid form. The instructions is not clear. It just says open the bottle and turn it up side down so droplets can be dropped to a spoon.
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Calmck, that is a good suggestion....
What manufacturer? I will try and find a data sheet
Does the bottle have a stopper in it then, so it just gives a drop at a time?
Some are as many as 36 drops per ml, you should check with a pharmacist on monday

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