When accidents happen with chemicals, medicine, or household items, call Poison Help. Get help right away from a local poison expert.
If someone is unconscious or has trouble breathing, call 911.
Some poison centers can identify pills. Call the Poison Help line (1-800-222-1222), which connects you to your local poison center, or your local pharmacy for more information.
Yes – never take expired medicine. The expiration date is there for your protection.
Adults may have trouble reading labels, fail to follow instructions, or mix medicines and alcohol together. Some people may confuse one medicine for another. Others may take too much of a medicine.
Most medicines come in packaging that prevents tampering. However, that does not mean it cannot happen. To protect yourself and your family from tampered medicines: