A good rule of thumb to follow is that all medicines and vitamins should be kept up, away, and out of a child’s reach and sight. Below are a few tips to help prevent medication accidents in your own home:
We take medications and vitamins to feel and stay well, but according to the CDC, more than 60,000 young children are hospitalized every year for consuming medicine when their caretaker is not looking. It is important to remember that even non-prescription medication is potentially dangerous if taken incorrectly. Children are not the only demographic at risk; adults may “look for something in the cabinet” for a headache and take a potentially dangerous medicine. A good rule of thumb to follow is that all medicines and vitamins should be kept up, away, and out of a child’s reach and sight.
With a few simple preventive steps, you can rest a bit easier with a little one in your home. Making safe medication storage a year-long habit is a great way to reduce the risk of harm from medications. To learn more about medication safety, visit the CDC’s website.
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