Protect Your Child from Accidental Poisoning
Leaving your medicine where your children can reach it, e.g., on counters, nightstands, and in your purse, is a major hazard, especially when they have no restraint with what they put in their mouths. Anything brightly-colored and candy-looking can be appetizing to them.
According to the Institute of Safe Medication Practices, approximately 60,000 young children visit the emergency room each year due to accidental ingestion of medicines. That’s about one child every eight minutes.
Medical Arts Pharmacy, your trusted pharmacy in San Leandro, California, would like to equip you with a few safety tips to keep your children away from accidental poisoning:
- Store all of your medicines immediately after buying them from your local retail pharmacy in California. Inspect your home and find the best spot to store your medicines and keep them away from children.
- Keep your medicines immediately after using them.
- Make sure you relock the safety lock on your medicine bottle cap.
- Explain to your children that the medicines you buy from the medical supply store are not a candy, and they shouldn’t be eating them like they are.
- Save the poison help number in your cellphone and home phonebook, in case of emergencies.