Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

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Over-the-counter pain relievers are some of the most common calls to poison centers. What is the difference between acetaminophen and NSAIDs? How do you keep you and your family safe when using pain relievers? Keep reading to learn more!

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Nystatin

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Nystatin is available in liquid, tablets, creams and suppositories to treat fungal infections. The liquid medication is frequently prescribed for thrush, a fungal infection of the mouth.

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Wart Remover

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Most of the over-the-counter wart removers have salicylic acid as the active ingredient. This medication is available without a prescription and works by peeling the hardened skin away in layers and promotes the body’s natural immune system to respond to the virus.

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Tylenol®: Description and Use

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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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Asthma Medication Safety Tips

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Asthma medications are inhaled directly into the lungs and are available in inhalers, nebulizers and pill form. Be familiar with your medication and read our safety tips in case you or your child come upon a medication mishap.

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Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medicine Safety Program

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  QUICK FACTS Over 20,000 kids per year need medical help due to medicine mistakes or misuse. Misuse of any medicine is dangerous, whether it is a prescription or an OTC medicine. Only 54% of tweens know OTC medicine can be dangerous when misused   Research shows that students begin …

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Safe Medication Storage = Safer Kids

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Parents, have you ever turned your back for a minute only to find your toddler on top of the counter or table? We all know that children are curious explorers. It’s kind of their job! This means that young children under the age of six are especially at risk for …

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Is My Pet’s Medication Poisonous for Me?

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It may be unexpected, but the poison center receives many calls every year about accidental ingestion of the pet’s medication. Pets can be on the same medicines that humans take, but there are also medications specifically developed for animals. The answer depends on the type of medication, so let’s go over …

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Antibiotics

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Most families with children are careful to keep medications out of the reach of their little ones. But what happens when an antibiotic that requires refrigeration is prescribed? Parents may not even think about “up, away and out of sight” when it comes to the refrigerator.

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