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Know What's in Your Child's Medications, FDA Warns
Date:3/18/2013

much of them.

Parents need to keep track of every medicine and the active ingredients each contains, Sachs said. She recommended making it a habit to write down the name of any over-the-counter or prescription medicine given to a child.

"It's really a good idea to carry that list with you when you go to see your pediatrician or even when you go to the pharmacy," Sachs said.

Parents should also make note of any vitamins or supplements a child is taking, as these can also have potentially harmful interactions with certain medicines.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about children and medication safety.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, news release, March 16, 2013


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