Online help for poisonings

How to get online help for a swallowed poison

5 quick and easy steps. The tool will guide you.
1.  Click on the "HELP ME with a possible poisoning" orange button
2.  Enter age and sex
3.  Enter the name of the product or substance swallowed or the pill imprint
4.  Enter the amount taken and weight, if asked 
5.  Indicate how long ago it happened 
Get your personalized, free recommendation, from poison control experts, in less than 3 minutes. The recommendation will tell you what you should do right now, the common symptoms that might occur, whether you need to call Poison Control for further guidance and whether you need to go the emergency room. Get free, expert, immediate, confidential help now with ! Brought to you by Poison Control Centers.

Confused or need more help? Call Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222. 

Find out more about webPOISONCONTROL, what it is, who we are, and how it works. 

webPOISONCONTROL: Can poison control be automated? Check out the study that finds the tool is safe, quick, and easy to use (published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine).

Poisoned? Get Expert Help Online

Don’t guess what you should do. Get accurate answers prepared by poison control experts. This tool will guide you. It’s free. It’s confidential.

HELP ME with a possible poisoning

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