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September 11, 2020

STATE WIDE–You may have heard about the Tide pod challenge and the cinnamon challenge. Now some kids and teenagers are trying the Benadryl challenge. A Hoosier doctor says drinking too much Benadryl is dangerous and wants parents and their children to know about the effects. The Indiana Poison Center can be reached by phone at…

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Health professionals warn against ingesting disinfectants amid virus

May 7, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Local public health officials are putting out warnings after President Donald Trump suggested testing injections of disinfectants in humans to cure coronavirus during a briefing at the White House on Thursday. “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute one minute. Is there a way we can do something…

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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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