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As our community works to adapt to these unprecedented times, Missouri Poison Center is here to help.

Poison centers across the country have seen an increase in calls during this coronavirus crisis as various medications make the news and as children are home due to school closures. We want to ensure your health and well being. Our team is available 24/7 to offer fast, free, and confidential help over the phone.

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Can You Overdose on Claritin® (Loratadine)?

Claritin®’s medical name is loratadine. It is an over-the-counter antihistamine medication that helps many people combat allergies. A second-generation antihistamine is a newer allergy relief medication that usually doesn’t cause drowsiness, but it’s still possible to overdose on.

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Poison Safety Games and Activities for Children

Children can get poisoned by eating, drinking, touching, or smelling something they mistake for something safe. These tools will help make learning poison safety fun!

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Valuable information and articles written specifically for health care professionals. This page includes a quarterly newsletter for health care providers titled Poison Alerts. The newsletter contains toxicology information, ED scenarios, timely topics, updates, and research.