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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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In Missouri, almost 60% of the calls to the poison center involve medication. The Missouri Poison Center is a valuable resource for parents whose child ingested medication in their reach or for adults who mistakenly “double dosed’ or took the wrong medication. These medication mishaps can happen to anyone. The poison center experts give treatment advice for both children and adults. In some cases the medication exposure is accidental, while in others it may be an adverse reaction to a combination of medicines and herbal supplements. This is why we offer fast, free, confidential assistance to anyone who calls 1-800-222-1222. Our medical professionals stand ready to answer your questions seven days a week, 24 hours a day, to help guide you to the best care.