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Always read the label

Always read the label

Always read the label. Take the time to read and follow the instructions on medicines, cleaners, pesticides, automotive products, and "lawn and garden" products. Learn about proper use. Prevent a poisoning! Don't cause one.


Over the Counter (OTC) Drug Labels

Over the Counter (OTC) Drug Labels

The most important part of taking or giving medicine happens before taking or giving that drug: reading and understanding the label. This is the easiest way to prevent errors and overdoses. All over-the-counter (OTC) medication labels contain Drug Facts: important information about the active ingredient(s), uses, warnings, doses, and directions.


Household Product Labels

Household Product Labels

Household product labels often contain the wrong information - or no information - about treating poisonings.


Acetaminophen: Easier Dosing

Acetaminophen: Easier Dosing

Acetaminophen is a very safe medicine when used in recommended doses to treat pain and fever. But too much acetaminophen can cause liver damage and even death. This has happened when parents didn't understand the concentration or measurements. New formulations of acetaminophen for children make it easier to give the correct dose.


Use Acetaminophen Safely

Use Acetaminophen Safely

Acetaminophen is a safe and effective pain reliever when taken according to label instructions. But in overdose, it is a leading cause of liver damage and death.


Poison Prevention, Elementary School

Poison Prevention, Elementary School

Check out our poison prevention tips and articles for elementary school children. Be sure to install a carbon monoxide alarm in every sleeping area of your home. Store medicine and products in their original containers.


Dangerous Denture Creams?

Dangerous Denture Creams?

Misuse of denture creams containing zinc was the cause of zinc poisoning in some denture wearers. Problems with dental creams are uncommon; anyone with symptoms needs a complete evaluation to determine the cause.



Teething Gels: A Warning

Teething Gels: A Warning

Benzocaine is a local anesthetic (medicine that numbs skin and gums). Teething gels are among the over-the-counter preparations that contain benzocaine. However, even small amounts of benzocaine are dangerous for infants; it can prevent the bloodstream from carrying oxygen throughout the body.



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Learn the Poison Prevention Jingles

Learn the Poison Help jingle in English or Spanish. Use these jingles to teach the Poison Control number: 1-800-222-1222. Available for download.

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