Medicine safety and children

Medication safety; Poison control - medicine safety

Every year, many children are brought to the emergency room because they took medicine by accident. A lot of medicine is made to look and taste like candy. Children are curious and attracted to medicine.

Most children find the medicine when their parent or caregiver is not looking. You can prevent accidents by keeping medicine locked up, out of reach, and out of sight. Be very careful if you have toddlers around.

Keep Medicines out of Reach and Sight

What to do if Your Child Takes Medicine

Preventing Medicine Mistakes

When to Call the Doctor