13 Tips for Parents Using OTC Medicines

13 Tips for Parents Using OTC Medicines

Always read and follow the label. Only use a medicine that treats your child’s specific symptoms. Never give two medicines with any of the same active ingredients. Always give the recommended dose and use the correct measuring device. Never use a medicine longer than the label instructs or at higher doses, unless your healthcare provider […]

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Living In A Museum: Safe Medication Storage

Living In A Museum: Safe Medication Storage

By: Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D.

I worry about medication storage and safety for all sorts of practical and experiential reasons. I’ve taken care of plenty of children who’ve eaten medications, household cleaners, antibiotics, and even tasted eye drops. In the past I’ve written about how times of chaos create havoc on our museum-systems for safety, like moving, bring a new baby home, […]

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Childproofing Your Home and Medicine Cabinet

Childproofing Your Home and Medicine Cabinet

By: Tricia Jean (TJ) Gold, M.D.

We doctors are always careful to tell parents to use the correct dosage when giving medicine to children. This helps ensure that the medicine will be effective and safe. A part of medicine safety that we don’t often talk about, but is just as important, is how to properly store medicines in the home. While […]

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