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Safety and Characteristics of Sleep Medications

Safety and Characteristics of Sleep Medications

Sleep deprivation is a common condition among US adults. Non-drug approaches should be tried first. Medicines for sleep include prescription agents, OTC drugs, and dietary supplements. Many sleep aids can cause dependence or next-day drowsiness. Dietary supplements and herbals promoted to help sleep are not approved by the FDA as safe or effective.


Poison-Related Product Recalls

Poison-Related Product Recalls

A product recall is a request to return, exchange, replace, or destroy a product after a potentially hazardous defect or contamination is detected. If you are exposed to any of the recalled products listed on this page and are concerned or have symptoms of potential poisoning, you can call Poison Control at 1 (800) 222-1222 get help online with webPOISONCONTROL®. 


Is White Mulberry Poisonous?

Is White Mulberry Poisonous?

White mulberry is a leafy tree that grows across the United States. The leaves contain considerable amounts of fiber and protein, and white mulberry leaf extracts are used as a dietary supplement for management of blood sugar, weight, and other conditions. White mulberry is generally associated with few adverse effects in humans.


Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba is used by many people in an effort to improve memory and slow age-related intellectual decline, but solid evidence to support these benefits is limited. Ginkgo biloba is generally considered safe, but it can cause adverse effects and interactions with other drugs.


What is Vitamin D?

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is important for healthy bone function and may have effects on other disease processes. Vitamin D deficiency is common, especially in people who do not have regular exposure to sunlight or who have chronic medical conditions. Use of vitamin D supplements can help improve vitamin D levels in deficient individuals.


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.


Drugs for ED

Drugs for ED

Erectile dysfunction (ED) medications can help treat certain medical causes of ED, but they are not without risk. Serious toxic effects have been seen in adults with use and misuse of these medications. Some “genuine” brand name products and herbal or “natural” ED products are counterfeit or mislabeled and sometimes contain dangerous substances.


Risks and Side Effects of Eluxadoline for IBS

Risks and Side Effects of Eluxadoline for IBS

Eluxadoline is a medication used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adults. The most common side effects of eluxadoline are mild constipation, nausea, and abdominal pain. There are important safety considerations for eluxadoline including rare but serious side effects and a potential for drug-drug interactions.


St. John's Wort

St. John's Wort

St. John's wort has been used for centuries and is generally regarded as safe when taken alone and in recommended doses. However, it is well known to have several drug interactions that can result in serious adverse effects or other problems with medications you might already be taking. Consult your physician and pharmacist before starting herbal products or dietary supplements.



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