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Facts About Antibiotics

Poison centers across the country handle thousands of calls every year about antibiotics. Sometimes, young children get into a bottle of the liquid and drink it. Other times, a patient may take the wrong dose or they save leftover antibiotics "just in case". Keep reading to learn our best facts about antibiotics.
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Oleander and Oleandrin: Not a Safe Plant or Supplement

Oleander is a large tropical bush or small tree with purple, pink, or white flowers. It may be used as an ornamental patio plant in Missouri gardens but grows naturally along highways in the Southern United States and in Hawaii. Although oleander is decorative and pretty, all parts of the plant, including the flowers, leaves, nectar and sap contain a dangerous poison.
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Second Generation Antipsychotic Overdose

Second-generation antipsychotics (SGA) include aripiprazole (Abilify®), quetiapine (Seroquel®), risperidone (Risperdal®), olanzapine (Zyprexa®) and ziprasidone (Geodon®). They were originally called “atypical neuroleptics” when introduced in the 1990s because they had an “atypical” side effect profile compared to the long-used, first-generation antipsychotics (FGA) such as haloperidol and the phenothiazines.
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What to do if Your Child Takes Edible Marijuana by Mistake

Marijuana, sometimes called weed, pot, or cannabis, is used both medicinally and recreationally. The marijuana plant has almost 100 cannabinoid compounds but THC is the most common and causes the feeling of being “high”. Now that some states have legalized marijuana for medical or for recreational purposes, the drug is becoming widely available. This can cause a problem if young children accidentally ingest it.
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