With the holiday season approaching, you may be looking forward to welcoming grandchildren, nieces and nephews for a visit. Or perhaps you’re planning to spend the occasion at their home.

If you currently take any prescription medications or over-the-counter products, it’s important to include medication management in your holiday plans. Not only do you have to keep up with your treatment regimen, but you also have to think about protecting curious little ones from getting their hands on your medications.

The reality is that young children are especially vulnerable to accidental medication poisoning.

  • In 2013, almost 60,000 children visited the emergency room because of an accidental overdose on legal medications.
  • And 95% of child ER visits for medication poisoning are the result of a child under 5 getting into medication that belongs to a grandparent, parent or other individual.

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