March Tips of the Month: What to do if a
If life-threatening problems such as difficulty breathing,
convulsions or fainting occurs call 911 immediately.
If you have a poison
exposure and the victim is alert call 1-800-222-1222. Try
to have the following information ready if possible.
The person's age and
The container or bottle
of the poisonous product, if available.
Time that the poison
Your name and phone
conditions or problems.
If any first aid
Follow the instructions
from the emergency operator or the Poison Control Center.
Syrup of Ipecac:
This medication is used to induce vomiting. It can be obtained
without prescription in a pharmacy. However, we do not recommend
its use without guidance from the poison center. Call the Poison
Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 regarding the need for
use of Ipecac.