Oral syringes are used to inject liquid medicine into the mouth. It consists of three main parts including piston, barrel and plunger. Some oral drug syringes also have a cap that can be mounted on the top of the barrel. There is a measuring scale on the barrel of the oral drug syringe. It looks similar to the hypodermic syringe used daily, but it cannot be used for subcutaneous injection. The medicine feeder has a special nozzle design. The fixed diameter makes it impossible to connect the needle, but it allows liquid medicine to enter the oral cavity.
It is recommended to use oral syringes to provide precise doses of liquid medicine to young children and infants. When they swallow the tablets, the tablets may spit out, choke or chew instead of swallow.
The pharmacist can set up and explain how to use oral medication syringes to give babies, children, and pets oral liquid medications. Of course, putting oral medication on a spoon is another option, but when using this method, the medication can easily spill. Oral medication syringes are much better than spoons for holding and guiding liquid medications. When the oral medication syringe guides liquid administration, push the stopper to the top of the vial, and then put the end of the syringe into the end of the vial. When the vial rotates upside down, pull the plunger back to fill the syringe with the drug. The size of the dose determines the amount of pull back of the plunger. Please turn the medicine bottle upside down, hold the cartridge and take out the oral medicine syringe. Then, press the plunger to start the administration.
Care must be taken when administering the syringe to point the tip of the syringe to the cheek, not the mouth or the bottom of the throat. Otherwise, people or pets may suffocate. When using an oral medication syringe, it is very important to ensure that the correct dose is used. Because the measurement mark of the syringe is easily misread by the person taking the drug, especially when the plunger is pulled to the dose, it is best to mark the correct filling line with a marker. Pharmacists usually do this when prescribing oral medications to customers, and doctors may recommend prescribing oral medication syringes to children with antibiotics.