Download & print a free Daily Medicine Record sheet

Why should you keep a Daily Medicine Record for your child?

The number one reason to use this medication sheet is to keep your child safe. A daily record will help you keep track of the amount of medicine your child takes so you or someone else won’t accidentally give too much.

It’s also a great way to share this information with others who may be caring for your child, such as a spouse, grandparent, babysitter, and/or your child’s healthcare professional.

How do I keep a Daily Medicine Record?

Use the blank record provided, or make your own record and write down the following:

  • name of the child
  • child’s age and weight (It is always best to use your child’s weight to decide how much medicine to give. Use age if you don’t know your child’s weight.)
  • today’s date
  • time of day you give the medicine
  • symptom or problem the medicine is used for
  • medicine’s name
  • medicine’s active ingredient(s)
  • the medicine’s formula (infant, children, junior or other)
  • the amount of medicine you give

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Keep the Daily Medicine Record where all of your child’s caregivers can easily find it. The information you write will help you and others remember the last time a dose was given and how much your child has taken.

Note: Always keep medicines where they cannot be seen or reached by children and pets. A locked box, cabinet, or closet is best.

Download & print your free Daily Medicine Record sheet here

You should fill out the Daily Medicine Record each time your child takes a medicine. Start a new record each day until your child is no longer taking a medicine.

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