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OTC Industry Supports FDA Advisory Committee Recommendations on New Dosing Instructions
Date:5/18/2011

ways read and follow the label when giving a child any medicine and to properly store medicines up and away from their children. If parents or caregivers have any questions regarding dosing a child, we strongly recommend that they contact their pediatrician or healthcare professional.

Tips for the safe use and safe keeping of medicines include:

  • Always read and follow the label.
  • Only use the medicine that treats your child's specific symptoms.
  • Store ALL of your family's medicines, including products you use every day high up and out of sight from children.
  • Put medicines away—out of reach and out of sight—EVERY time you use them.
  • Always lock the child safety cap completely every time you use a medicine.
  • Always tell children what medicines are, and do not refer to them as candy.
  • Remind houseguests not to put medicines in purses, bags, coats, or other places small children can get into.
  • Keep the poison control helpline number handy, or program it into your phone: 800.222.1222.

CHPA is the 130-year-old-trade association representing U.S. manufacturers and distributors of over-the-counter medicines and nutritional supplements.

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