Safety tips to protect everyone:
- Don’t guess…Be sure! Read labels on all medicines and products. Follow the instructions exactly.
- Turn on the lights before taking medicine. Put on your glasses if you wear them. Check to make sure you are taking the right product, at the right time, in the right amount.
- Store food, medicines, and household products each in separate places.
- Keep household products in their original containers. Don’t pour into cups or unmarked bottles.
- Do not mix cleaning products together. You could make a poisonous gas.
- Install carbon monoxide alarms.
- Discard any leftover or expired medicines to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.
Additional safety tips to protect children:
- Use child-resistant containers whenever possible. But remember–there is no such thing as child-PROOF.
- Keep all medicines and household products up and away, out of the sight and reach of children.
- Take your own medicine where children can’t watch. They learn by imitating you.
- Don’t call medicine “candy.”
- Read the label on all medicines and products. Follow the instructions exactly.
- Use the measuring devices that come with liquid medicines. Don’t use kitchen spoons.
- Teach children to ask before touching or tasting anything they find on their own.
- Don’t give oral cough & cold medicines to a child younger than 2 without a doctor’s approval.