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Tenfold therapeutic dosing errors in young children reported to US poison control centers.

Crouch BI, Caravati M, Moltz E. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2009;66:1292-6.

This retrospective review of all exposures in children younger than 6 years found that H2-receptor antagonists and metoclopramide were the most common medication errors reported. Most of the dosing errors occurred at home and in children younger than 12 months.