Question by  webguy (117)

What are some tips on administering medication?

I am now responsible for administering medicine to my parents.


Answer by  helper72 (282)

If the medication is in pill form, then it might be possible to cut the pill into smaller pieces and to eat that with a soft food, such as pudding. Make sure first that the drug can be cut up and taken with food. If it is in liquid form, you might want to use a medicine spoon.


Answer by  Hewitt302 (1720)

There are several easy ways to do this. One, begin with administering medicine during the meal time, you can mash it into their food, or dilute it with their juice or water. If they are invalid, or comotose patients you may need to administer the meds intravenously.


Answer by  arthi (336)

At the outmost you must follow on what pattern the medicines been prescribed and according without skipping timing you need to administer. If you miss the schedule dont give two doses together which may be causing overdosing to the patient

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