If you're spending time with children, please use medicine in child-resistant packaging
If you don't interact with children every day, it's easy to forget that children are curious and have a way of getting into everything including purses, jacket pockets, handbags, wallets, and glove compartments-places where people typically keep their medicines. If you use medicine while spending time with children, please make certain your medicine is in child-resistant packaging and kept out of the reach of children.
Arthritis caps and other easy-to-open package options are only appropriate for households without children
Medicine companies make two kinds of packaging: child resistant for households with children, and easy-to-open packaging designed for adults. These easy-to-open packaging options should only be used in households without children.
Before children visit your home, do a household medicine check
If you're expecting young visitors, do a quick check around the house to make any certain no easy-to-open medicine packages are accessible to children. Pay particular attention to the bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom. Adults who are out of the habit of being around young children often leave their medicine in easy-to-reach places such as kitchen countertops and bedside table drawers. A little awareness and prevention can help prevent an accidental overdose.
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