Medicine Safety

By Vanessa Rasmussen, © 2004, All rights reserved.

When used properly, medicines (including prescription medications, over-the-counter preparations, vitamin pills and herbal supplements) help keep us and our children well. But what's more important is vigilance: giving the medicine at the right time at the right dose, avoiding interactions between drugs, watching out for tampering, and asking your child's doctor or the pharmacist about any concerns you may have.

Here are some tips on medicine safety:

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