Programmable Pill Dispenser keeps Medication Away
Put medicines in a 7 day programmable pill dispenser out of reach and out of sight.
More than 60,000 young children go to the Hospital Emergency Rooms
The cause because they got into medicines while no one was watching. Put your Medication in a programmable pill dispenser or some type of pill box up and away every time you use it. This will keep little kids out of your pills.
Medicine can cause harm if taken in the wrong way or by the wrong person. All medicines and vitamins should always be kept up and away from children. Load your 7 day programmable pill dispenser and then hide it. Use the pill box reminder alarms to take it out at medication times. Teach your children what medicine is and why you must be the one to give it to them. DO NOT tell children medicine is candy to get them to take it.
Never leave your pill dispenser out on a nightstand or a bathroom sink. Leaving your automatic pill dispensers on the kitchen counter or at a sick child’s bedside is asking for trouble. This is true even if you have to give the child medicine again in a few hours.
If you are not using a pill dispenser and keep your pills in the bottles make sure you hear the click to make sure the safety cap is locked. Re lock the cap on a medicine bottle. If the bottle has a locking cap that turns, twist it until you hear it click. Children may be able to open them even if they are locked. Make sure that they know an electronic pill dispenser is not a toy.
Little children are curious and put everything in their mouths.
Turn your back for less than a minute, they can quickly get into things that could hurt them. Pick a storage place for your automatic pill dispenser in your home that children cannot reach or see. Walk around your house and decide on the safest place to keep your medicines and vitamins.
Be prepared in case of an emergency
Call your poison control center at 800 222.1222 FREE right away if you think your child might have gotten into a medicine or vitamin. Program the Poison Control phone number into your phones so you will have it when you need it. Safety with medication can save children’s lives. Medication hidden away in a MED-q pill dispenser can avoid the problem. This is a place where e can mean the difference between life and death. Learn more at www.UpAndAway.org