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Safe and sure self-care with over-the-counter medicines.

Safe and sure self-care with over-the-counter medicines.

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Published by [Dept. of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration in [Rockville, MD] (5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville 20857) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drugs, Nonprescription -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Shipping list no.: 92-0590-P.

    Other titlesSafe and sure self care with over the counter medicines.
    SeriesDHHS publication -- no. (FDA) 92-3198
    ContributionsUnited States. Food and Drug Administration
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 folded sheet (6 p). ; 22 x 10 cm.
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22415941M

    Non-prescription drugs, also called over-the-counter drugs, are health products that can be bought without a doctor's prescription. Canada regulates non-prescription drugs to: make sure they're safe to use. reduce health risks to Canadians. Identifying non-prescription drugs. Non-prescription drugs require a valid Drug Identification Number.   Keep medicines, vitamins, cleaning supplies, and other poisons in locked cabinets. Children can’t tell the difference between medicine and candy. If your child swallows something he or she shouldn’t, call a poison control center right away.

    C. I'm taking over-the-counter substitutes for the medicines I can't afford. D. I get my medicines over the internet, so I never run out. It's cheaper. E. I wish I didn't have to bother the doctor every time I need a medication refilled. F. My cardiologist never orders anything. He just tells my regular doctor what to order. Safety is about taking steps to avoid or reduce risk. This includes steps you take while working, driving, playing sports, and doing tion is about the choices you make each day regarding, among other things, tobacco, alcohol, and sexual activity. It is about getting the vaccinations, screenings, and tests recommended for your age.

    Many cough and cold medicines you buy have more than one medicine inside. Read the labels carefully to make sure you do not take too much of any one medicine. If you take prescription medicines for another health problem, ask your provider which OTC cold medicines are safe for you. Here are 5 tips to help caregivers get prepared and keep loved ones safe and healthy. Related Videos. Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue on Their New Book supplies or or Get medications in order to make a list of the Care recipients's medications and medical contacts be sure to have prescriptions on hand and ask the pharmacist for an extra.


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Safe and sure self-care with over-the-counter medicines. [Rockville, MD] ( Fishers Lane, Rockville ): [Dept. of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, ] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: United States.

Make sure the list includes OTC medicines that students may not think of as medicines, such as cough drops and eye drops. Step 5: At the front of the class, display and identify each of these components: a sample of an OTC bottle of Safe and sure self-care with over-the-counter medicines.

book reducer, the age-appropriate dosing device (child dosing cup), and the Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety. Distinguishing Between Over-the-Counter and Prescription Medicine. The purpose of these instructions is to help make sure that the medicine is taken correctly.

When we do not follow instructions, the medicine may not work the way it is meant to, it can make you feel worse, or it can even hurt you. Distribute the Compare Over-the-Counter. Guidance on conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care.

NHS England carried out a public consultation on reducing prescribing of over-the-counter medicines for minor, short-term health concerns from December to March People who receive social care should be supported to access OTC products to enable them to self-care, with the appropriate safeguards put in place.

Access to OTC medicines to self-care is an issue of equality and providers should have policies in place to support people who wish to access OTC products in a.

Remove prescriptions from the medicine cabinet and secure them in a place only you know about. If possible, keep all medicine, both prescription and over-the-counter, in a safe place, such as a locked cabinet your teen cannot access. Step 3: Dispose. Safely disposing of expired or unused medicine is critical to helping protect your kids, family.

To get the most out of your medications and to keep yourself safe, you need to know why a medication is being prescribed for you, how you're supposed to take it and what the side effects might be. You also need to be smart when using over-the-counter medications, such as pain relievers and cough and cold medicines.

Nonprescription, or over-the-counter (OTC), analgesics accounted for 11% of all nonprescription drug sales in 1 Benefits of OTC analgesic medication use include direct, rapid access to medications for pain relief, decreased health care utilization resulting in lower costs, and increased engagement of the patient with their own health care.

However, OTC medications pose a safety risk. Using over-the-counter medicines safely OTC - using safely. Over-the-counter (OTC) If you are not sure, ask your health care provider or your pharmacist. Your provider can tell you: Understanding Over-the-Counter Medicines. Updated Aug The most widely self-medicated substances are over-the-counter drugs used to treat common health issues at home.

It involves obtaining medication without prescription and taking medicines on. Make sure you take medicines prescribed to you; Directly refer yourself or a family member to other health services; Home Medicine Cabinets.

Make sure you keep your home medicines safe by: Keep medicines in a cool dark place away from windows and radiators. Do not keep medicines in the bathroom, even in a cabinet, as they can become hot, humid.

It's the only FDA approved over the counter migraine medication in a liquid filled capsule (at time of writing). Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) Treats mild to moderate pain and fever. Paracetamol is one of the most frequently used OTC medicines for pain relief here in Australia.

Paracetamol is known as Acetaminophen in the USA. It is the active. Some medicines such as paracetamol and ibuprofen are often used to relieve the discomfort caused by a high temperature or pain. Both paracetamol and ibuprofen are safe and effective. Always have one or both stored in a safe place at home.

Some children, for example those with asthma, may not be able to take ibuprofen, so check with your pharmacist or doctor. PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND GUIDANCE FOR THE SALE AND SUPPLY OF MEDICINES CONTENTS Status of this document About this document 1 Pharmaceutical stock 2 Supply of over the counter (OTC) medicines 3 Supply of prescribed medicines 4 Extemporaneous preparation or compounding self-care is appropriate, and to enable a suitable product(s) to be.

Self-Care Exam 1 study guide by gabebabe1 includes questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. phenylephrine is not as potent and is able to be sold over the counter without an ID and with no restrictions on quantity.

-Keep in mind that self-care may not be the answer (eg. Not safe for patient, Refer to doctor)-Educate the patient 3. Self-Care Tips During Cancer Treatment Page 1 of Give your doctor or nurse a list of all your medicines (prescribed or over the counter), including vitamins and herbal products.

Please arrange to have any dental work done before you start cancer treatment. Be sure to tell your doctor or nurse if you: • Have any allergies to medicines.

Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers can help relieve pain or lower a fever. Over-the-counter means you can buy these medicines without a prescription.

The most common types of OTC pain medicines are acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Information Pain medicines are also called analgesics. Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers can help relieve pain or lower a fever.

Over-the-counter means you can buy these medicines without a prescription. The most common types of OTC pain medicines are acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

If possible, keep all medicines, both prescription and over-the-counter, in a safe place, such as a locked cabinet your teen cannot access.

Step 3: Dispose Safely disposing of expired or unused medicine is a critical step in helping to protect your kids, your family and home, and decrease the opportunity for your kids or their friends to abuse. "A good rule of thumb is to see [an] allergist sooner than later to make sure you are taking the correct OTC allergy medication and explore other options such as allergy shots," Dr.

Ogden says. Self Care Self-care at home is the right choice for most minor illnesses and injuries. Normally, with coughs, colds, stomach upsets, sore throats and headaches, the right medicine, plenty of fluids and proper rest is enough to help you feel better.Self care Many everyday illnesses and injuries such as minor burns, flu, diarrhoea and vomiting, cuts and grazes, sprains and minor infections can be best treated at home.

Make sure you are equipped to look after yourself and your family with a few supplies, as well as keeping some over-the-counter medicines for common coughs and colds, but.provides accurate and independent information on more t prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products.

This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Data sources include IBM Watson Micromedex (updated 4 May ), Cerner Multum™ (updated 4 May ), Wolters Kluwer™ (updated /