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Put All Medication Out of Reach to Prevent Child Medication Error

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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Parents are often very involved with their child’s medication and will ask their child’s doctor and pharmacist questions to make sure their child is getting the right drug and the correct dose. They do this so that their child isn’t harmed by a careless medication mistake made by the pharmacist involved.

However, there are other medications that can also harm children. Because kids will be kids and will always be curious, they often get into everything. This means that a child may swallow something toxic when a parent has his or her back turned, even for a second.

Consumer Affairs recently reported on how even the smallest amount of nasal sprays and eye drops can cause children serious harm. When adults are prescribed nasal sprays for decongestant purposes or eye drops to help relieve redness, it can actually put children at risk for injury or even death. While this is every parent’s nightmare, many adults don’t assume that children will get into their nasal sprays or eye drops.

Because of this, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public to be careful where they put and store these products. Any spray or drop that contains the following active ingredients should be stored out of the reach of children to prevent a medication injury:

  • Tetrahydrozoline
  • Oxymetazoline
  • Naphazoline (imidazoline derivatives)

The FDA has explained that even the smallest amount of any of these ingredients can be dangerous for children. There were 53 reported hospitalizations between 1985 and 2012 due to children swallowing products containing the above ingredients.

As child medication error lawyers, we want to encourage the public to keep these products out of the reach of children. If your child has been harmed by medication due to no fault of your own, call Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. at 888-526-7616 for a free consultation today.

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