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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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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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Tylenol®: Description and Use

Most of us keep pain relievers around the house. The two most common types of over-the-counter pain medicines are acetaminophen - known by the brand name Tylenol® - and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin, Aleve® or Advil®.
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Vaping

Whether they’re called vape pens or e-cigarettes, vaping devices all work in a similar way. They heat liquid into a vapor that the user inhales or “smokes.”
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Ecstasy

Ecstasy is another name for an illegal drug called 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamin (MDMA) or Molly. Used recreationally, this psychoactive drug causes altered sensations, a heightened feeling of pleasure, and increased energy.
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Dextromethorphan

Dextromethorphan is a drug most often used as a cough suppressant. It can be found in many over-the-counter cold and cough medicines. While it’s very helpful for patients suffering from coughs, cold, and the flu, it can be abused if it’s used improperly.
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Marijuana

Marijuana is one of the most commonly used recreational drugs in the U.S. Usually inhaled as smoke, marijuana can also be mixed with food or extracted into a liquid.
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