One of our top 5 substances involving children under the age of 5 for April includes antihistamines. It's allergy season and while trying to control the annoying symptoms that plague allergy sufferers, remember to practice child safety precautions when using medications.
Keep medicines and vitamins in bottles with child-safety caps (child-resistant packaging). Remember, child-safety caps are not child proof! Make sure the safety caps are on tight at all times.
Store medicine and vitamins in locked cabinets out of the reach and sight of children.
After you use a medicine, place the safety cap back onto the bottle tightly. Return the bottle to a locked cabinet.
If you have outdated (expired) medications, contact us at 1.800.222.1222 on information on the proper way to dispose of these medications.