Posts in category: summer

Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects

March 27, 2020

American Association of Poison Control Centers on Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects  Arlington, VA– Hydroxychloroquine and its associated drug, chloroquine, have a variety of well-known adverse side effects. If it is being used in the context of treating the coronavirus, the short duration of therapy will likely avoid many of those. Nevertheless, it’s important to consider certain…

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March 25, 2020

This past weekend, two people were hospitalized in Arizona after taking an aquarium cleaning product containing chloroquine phosphate to try to prevent COVID-19 infection. Unfortunately, one of them died from chloroquine toxicity, and the other remains critically ill.  Chloroquine and the closely related medication hydroxychloroquine can cause severe toxicity in amounts as small as one…

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To Craft or Not To Craft

September 19, 2019

Summertime is winding down, but there are still plenty of chances left to enjoy some outdoor activities, such as blowing bubbles and drawing with sidewalk chalk. And, according to the Indiana Poison Center’s statistics, drinking bubbles and nibbling on the chalk! What do you do if you catch your child sipping from the bottle of…

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What’s in your Child’s Backpack?

September 4, 2019

It’s that time of year again. Parents are wandering through stores with school supply lists in hand, searching for paper, pencils and other items to fill their child’s backpack. In some instances, however, there may be more than school supplies in backpacks. A number of children take prescribed medicine for a diagnosed condition, or are…

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Travel and Poison

May 13, 2019

Travel and Poison – What’s the Connection?  Holidays usually mean school breaks, and for some travel, which brings changes to daily household routines. Although you may take great pains to make your home a safe place for your child, the Indiana Poison Center would like to remind you that during vacation time the risk of…

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Spring into Safety

May 2, 2019

Winter is finally over (YAY!) and everyone is headed outdoors, working around the house and garden and on their cars. During all this spring cleaning you will no doubt be making use of products that are perfectly safe when used correctly but can be potentially poisonous when they are used incorrectly or fall into the…

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