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When is the right time for kids to start being responsible for taking their own medications?

When is the right time for kids to start being responsible for taking their own medications?

We asked our friend Stacie Lampkin, Pediatric Pharmacist and Health Advocate, when can kids be responsible for taking meds on their own? Here's what she had to say!   As teenagers start to transition into adult world, they should be responsible for their medications. This includes knowing about their medications and remembering to take them. Early adolescence is typically when children can start to take responsibility for their own medication regimen. For some children this might be 9 years old and others it might be 16 years old.  Even if your child has the capacity to do so, they may lack the knowledge...

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How Tooktake can help when giving pet meds

 

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<p><strong>How Tooktake can help when giving pet meds</strong></p> <p> </p>

This is a great help if you have multiple family members giving pet meds to various pets or even if you’re away on vacation and have a pet sitter. 

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Let Tooktake Help You Remember to Take Antibiotics

 

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<p>Let Tooktake Help You Remember to Take Antibiotics</p> <p> </p>

 Every time the doctor gives your antibiotics, they tell you to be sure to take ALL of them.  But I struggle sometimes to remember to take antibiotics for the full amount of time.  Seems like there’s always a few left over #facepalm But not taking your antibiotics correctly can create some real problems.  You might not get completely better for one thing, and for another, you could be building up a resistance to the antibiotics, so they might not work for you the next time.  That could be kind of scary, so you’ll want to make every effort to finish...

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How to Remember if you Gave Medication to a Child

How to Remember if you Gave Medication to a Child

We are so exited to share these amazing tips from Pediatric Pharmacist Stacie Lampkin. Parenting Tips: How to Remember if you gave Medication to a Child By Stacie Lampkin, PharmD, BCPPS, BCPA, CA   Kids may need medications at any point in time. One of the hardest parts about giving your child medication is remembering if you actually gave the medication! (Administering medication to a child can be a challenge too, but that’s a topic for another day.) When multiple parents or caregivers are supporting a kid’s health, this adds a layer of confusion into the mix. Did you give...

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Get Healthy. Stay Healthy List for College Students from tooktake.

Get Healthy. Stay Healthy List for College Students from tooktake.

  As some of my friends get ready to send their kids off to their first year of college this fall they have been asking me for lists of what I sent my daughter off to college with. Specifically, what did I send in the way of a First Aid Kit.  This year my daughter is getting ready to go off to her second year of college and after hearing about the things that her and her friends used the most from her kit last year, I am inspired to revise and refresh her First Aid kit from last year....

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