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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Antacids

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Antacids are an over the counter medication which come in liquid, effervescent tablet, chewable gummie and tablet form. They are used to treat acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion by neutralizing stomach acid.

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Buprenorphine

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Buprenorphine, typically in combination with naloxone (e.g., Suboxone®), is prescribed to treat opioid addiction.  Buprenorphine alone may also be prescribed for pain management and opioid addiction. It has the potential to cause delayed and persistent CNS and respiratory depression for up to 24 hours following ingestion.  How does buprenorphine differ …

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Aspirin Overdose Remains a Concern

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The use of aspirin as a pain reliever and antipyretic has declined over the years with the increased use of acetaminophen and NSAIDs and the historical association of aspirin and Reye’s Syndrome in children. The discovery, however, that aspirin can decrease the incidence of coronary artery disease has led to …

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