Keeping unused or expired medicines in your home is dangerous. If your doctor tells you to stop taking a medicine, promptly dispose of it to help prevent a medicine error. Make it a habit to regularly dispose of unused and expired medicines.
Medicine Safety Archive
“My doctor just gave me a new medicine to take; can I drink alcohol with it?” This is how many conversations begin at the Maryland Poison Center. The answer to the question can vary depending on the medicine.
What’s your poison? Coffee or tea? Coke or Pepsi? Monster or Red Bull? Chocolate? No matter which one you pick, each contains caffeine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that 80% of adults in the U.S. consume some form of caffeine every day.
Adults ages 59 years and older accounted for 9.8% of all cases at the Maryland Poison Center in 2018. Over the past three years, this number has continued to grow. Here, we explore the top 10 reasons older adults should call the poison center.
Each season brings different poison safety tips that we should keep in mind. Here, we share why you should keep carbon monoxide alarms and proper storage of winter’s hazardous materials in mind.
Along with the cold winter air comes seemingly never-ending runny noses and coughs. Before opening the medicine cabinet for an over-the-counter remedy, let’s remember a few very important points.
Think about how many places in your home where alcohol can be found. The obvious place is the liquor cabinet. But, what about the less obvious places? Read more to learn about the hidden sources of alcohol in our homes.
The holiday season means traveling for many of us. No matter your destination, if you take medicine, it is important that you travel with it safely. The MPC offers a few tips for traveling with medicine.
Some people think OTC medicines are safer than prescription medicines. But, all medicines can be harmful if not used correctly. Follow these tips to make sure your family uses OTC medicines safely.