Surprising Details About OTC Medicine Safety Parents Ought To Know

 

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In fact, medicine errors and misuse of medications result in approximately 10,000 emergency room visits for kids under 18 each year. Nearly half (43%) of parents surveyed believe that children start self-medicating when they are 15 years old or older, but statistics shows children start self-medicating at age 11. While over-the-counter (OTC) liquid medicines can help ease your child’s symptoms when they aren’t feeling well, there are some things you should know before using them. Here are four tips to make sure your child is safely getting the right amount of liquid medicine he or she needs: 1. Choose and use OTC medicines.

Parent’s Guide to Safe Medicine Use: Take the guessing out of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for kids by learning labels and understanding. OTC Medicine Safety Tips for Parents Learn More Talk With Your Child’s Caregiver About Safe Medicine Use 4 Must-Know Fever Facts Learn More Dosing. Be Precise With. The FDA and pediatricians suggest giving the appropriate dosage of OTC medications to children based on their age and weight.

But parents should never administering more medication than recommended, regardless. Remember that OTC medicines, like all medicines, are serious medications. It’s important that parents and caregivers know how to administer these medicines to children safely, as taking more than directed can lead to overdose.

2. Always read and follow directions on the Drug Facts Label. Along the way, they find themselves making surprising choices about science and medicine safety. READ WITH YOUR FAMILY Online Activity. Use this learning activity with your child today to explore the facts about storage and disposal of OTC medicines at home. CLICK TO HUNT. OTHER RESOURCES SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK.

Make sure to keep medicine out of children’s reach, and read and follow over-the-counter (OTC) Drug Facts and prescription labels. Teach your child that medicine should always be given by an adult. It’s important for kids to know that they should not take medicine on their own. Adults can help make sure kids are taking medicine.

The information in this section will help you, working with your health care professionals, to choose and use over-the-counter medicine wisely. Related Resources OTC Drug Facts Label. Keep each medicine in the container it came in. Many medicines look alike.

The containers can help you tell them apart. A medicine bottle will also have a childproof cap. Always replace the cap after you give the medicine. Give your child medicine as directed by his healthcare provider. Do not split or crush pills unless directed.

Ask for directions if you do not know how to give the medicine. However, both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs have side effects. Side effects, also known as adverse events, are unwanted or unexpected events or reactions to a drug.

Side effects can.

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Parents who have had extensive experience with OTC-CCM might therefore be more likely to ignore the FDA recommendation.

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It is important for physicians to inquire about and to educate parents on the use of all OTC medications.

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OTC medications Physicians need to inquire about the use of all OTC medications and need to educate parents about their effectiveness and safety.

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from Swanson’s Family Medicine Review E-Book
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The parents may not realise that a supermarket home brand medicine contains paracetamol.

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The FDA now requires new stricter “drug facts” labeling for OTC products that includes information on the following: purpose and uses of the product; specific warnings, including when the product should not be used under any circumstances; and when it is appropriate to consult a doctor or pharmacist.

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Many parents assume that vitamins, herbs, supplements, and alternative treatments taken orally are safe because they are not “drugs.”

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When advising parents on the use of over-the-counter (OTC) medications for their child, the practitioner should stress the importance of using the simplest preparation of medication and to avoid multiple-ingredient products if possible.

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Duane Alexander, M.D., director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, stated in 1998 that “three-quarters of medications on the U.S. market today are not labeled for use in children.”15 And this fact is still true today.

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Teach patients to read all OTC drug labels because many preparations contain aspirin or other NSAID.

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There are several reasons why pharmacists might recommend products that lack proof of safety and/or efficacy.

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  • Medication safety is very important for one’s health. Many things can wrong if one is not properly taking medication or keeping track of what medication they are taking. Dr. Evans says the one thing that takes complexity out of taking medication is an Up-To-Date Medication List. I very much agree with Dr. Evans because an up-to-date medication list makes things less difficult when seeing your physician about an issue. For example, if the issue at hand requires medication you and your physician want to make sure the new medication won’t have any adverse effects or create complications while taking other medications. Knowing how and what medications you are taking provides clarity on what each medication is for and how it could be affecting your body. Dr. Evans also mentions a study about 31% of patients do not even fill their prescriptions when given. This can definitely cause confusion because if your physician or other healthcare providers believe you are on a particular medication and you are not; they will most likely believe things will be getting better when the problem is still there. The whole purpose of an Up-To-Date Medication List, is to make things easier and smoother when visiting your physician.

  • always love the cartoonish art that accompanies your informative videos. makes it so easy, simple and enjoyable to follow. thank you for your work Dr Mike Evans:D!

  • This Canadian video neatly explains why an up-to-date medicines list is so important for managing your health.  For Australian resources similar to those mentioned visit http://www.nps.org.au/medicineslist, including a free Medicine List to print or a smart phone app.  Plus in Australia you can call the Adverse Medicine Events Line to report a medicines problem on 1300 134 237 or online at the TGA http://www.tga.gov.au/safety/problem.htm

  • Since I’m young and don’t take a lot of medications I’ve never thought about the importance of an up-to-date medication list; but now I see that they are very important. Keeping track of the medications you take can help prevent harm. There has been times where I’ve went to the doctor and not known the name of my medication, after watching this video I’m sure to make one.