Your cells contain glutathione, which is a substance made from three amino acids: cysteine, glutamate, and glycine.
Glutathione acts as an important antioxidant in your body. That means it helps combat free radicals. These are molecules that can damage your body's cells.
Glutathione plays a role in many chemical reactions in your body. It also helps detoxify chemicals, including some that your body creates naturally, as well as pollutants and drugs.
Your supply of glutathione seems to decrease...
Do not give aspirin to anyone younger than 20 unless your doctor tells you to, because of the risk of
Talk to your doctor before you give fever medicine to a baby who is 3 months of age or younger. This is to make sure a young baby's fever is not a sign of a serious illness. Ask your doctor what other medicines may not be safe to give your
Don't take medicines in front of small children. Children are great
mimics. Don't oversell the "candy" taste of children's medicines or leave
children's vitamins within their reach.
Keep medicines, vitamins, and supplements tightly capped in their original containers. Store them as directed and keep them out of the reach of children.
For more information, see Quick Tips: Giving Over-the-Counter Medicines to Children.
Primary Medical Reviewer
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Margaret Hetherington, B.Sc.Phm., PharmD - Pharmacy
July 6, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
July 06, 2011
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