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Quick Tips: Giving Over-the-Counter Medicines to Children - Other Places To Get Help

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HealthyChildren.org
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: (847) 434-4000
Web Address: www.healthychildren.org
 

This American Academy of Pediatrics website has information for parents about childhood issues, from before the child is born to young adulthood. You'll find information on child growth and development, immunizations, safety, health issues, behavior, and much more.


Consumer Healthcare Products Association: OTCsafety.org
900 19th Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 429-9260
Web Address: www.otcsafety.org
 

This website has tips for safe use of over-the-counter medicines for children and adults. It has information about drug labels, ingredients, drug interactions, and more.


Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Consumer Health Information
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD  20993
Phone: 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)
Web Address: www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/default.htm
 

This website has health information for people of all ages. Topics include the following: medicines, food and nutrition, medical devices, cosmetics, and animal health. Spanish materials are also available.


Up and Away and Out of Sight
Web Address: http://upandaway.org
 

As part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control PROTECT Initiative, this website helps remind families to store all medicines and supplements out of sight and out of reach of children. You can also find other medicine safety tips on this site.


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Last Updated: January 22, 2013
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