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KnowYourOTCs.org wants to help you spread the word about safe use, storage, and disposal of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines.

The materials below provide information to help parents, grandparents, and other caregivers safely store OTCs in their homes, and are available for you to order free of charge for display and distribution in your home, office, school, or waiting room.

Additional educational materials in English and Spanish are coming soon!

*materials are available in quantities up to 100. Please allow 4-6 weeks for shipping. We regret that we cannot ship international orders.

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Up and Away Poster

Approximately 60,000 young children end up in emergency departments every year because they got into medicines while their parent or caregiver was not looking. Know the facts. Order or download this Up and Away poster as a reminder to store medicines up and away and out of sight of children.

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Up and Away Brochure

Approximately 60,000 children end up in emergency departments because they got into medicines while their parent or caregiver was not looking. Know the facts. Order or download this Up and Away brochure as a reminder to store medicines up and away and out of sight of children.

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Afiche para descargar

Cada año, más de 60,000 niños pequeños acaban en una sala de emergencias por haber ingerido medicamentos en un descuido de sus padres o de la persona que vela por ellos. Descargar este cartel arriba y lejos como un recordatorio para almacenar medicamentos para arriba y lejos y fuera de la vista de los niños.

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Vela por la seguridad de tus niños

Cada año, más de 60,000 niños pequeños acaban en una sala de emergencias por haber ingerido medicamentos en un descuido de sus padres o de la persona que vela por ellos.

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The Six Types of Allergies Infographic

When you have allergies, you can be sensitive to pollen, mold, animal dander, or even dust. Follow our guide on how to safely treat those symptoms with the right over-the-counter medicines.

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Safe Medicine Disposal Infographic

Just like the dosing instructions and additional information on the label, the expiration date on the packaging is there for reason. Once a medicine has reached its expiration date, it may not provide the treatment that you need. Follow these three simple steps to dispose of OTC medicines in your household trash.

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Safe Medicine Disposal Poster

Once a medicine reaches its expiration date, it might not provide the treatment you need. Order or download this Safe Medicine Disposal poster, and hang it up as a reminder of how to safely throw away medicines when you clean out your medicine cabinet.

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Tummy Troubles

Learn what to do if your child is experiencing tummy troubles, including heartburn and constipation.

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Spring Has Sprung, And So Have Allergies

Take a look at the signs of spring allergies and learn how to safely treat your symptoms with OTC medicines.

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New Year’s Resolution Maker

Are you a resolution maker or a resolution flaker? Learn some of the most common resolutions made by moms, and resolve to take care of yourself and family in 2015.

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Halloween and Your Child’s Teeth

Halloween night is the perfect time to talk with your kids about why taking care of their teeth is important.

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Does Your Child Have a Fever?

Get the answers to your questions about treating your child’s fever with acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

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Cheat Sheet for Parents of Little Ones with Allergies

Read these OTC safe use tips before giving your little one allergy medicines.

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Battling The Flu

200,000 Americans fight the flu each year. Learn about four OTC treatments that can help relieve your flu symptoms.

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Sunscreen Summer Infographic

Know your sunscreens so you can protect your family against sunburn and skin damage. Test your sunscreen safety IQ and follow these six sunburn treatment tips to repair damaged skin.

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