Parents, caregivers and anyone who takes medicine should be mindful of the side effects and possible risks of all prescription and nonprescription medicine in the home. That includes herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements.
It is important to know how to store medicine safely and dispose of unneeded or expired medicine. If you have concerns about side effects, medicine dosing or exposure, call the NYC Poison Control Center at 212-POISONS (212-764-7667).
Before you start any new medicine or supplement, ask your health care provider about:
Medicine safety is especially important for older adults and children. Follow the below tips to help your family use medicine correctly.
For more information about medicine risks and side effects, or in case of a poisoning, call the NYC Poison Control Center at 212-POISONS (212-764-7667).