For full functionality of our website and the Store Locator it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Here are the instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser.
Locally owned. Locally loved.
Home IconFind Your Store

Child-Resistant Safety Caps Help Keep Kids Safe

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year one of every 150 two-year-olds visits an emergency department in the U.S. for an unintentional medication overdose, most often after finding and eating or drinking medicines without adult supervision. To help protect children:

  • Ask for safety caps at the pharmacy counter when filling a prescription.
  • Find a storage place too high for a child to reach or see.
  • Put medicines and vitamins away every time you use them. Never leave them out on a kitchen counter or at a sick child’s bedside, even if you have to give the medicine again in a few hours.
  • Make sure the safety cap is locked. If the medicine has a locking cap that turns, twist it until the click is heard.
  • Teach children about medicine safety. Never tell children that medicine is candy to get them to take it, even if the child does not like to take medicine.
  • Ask visitors to keep purses, bags or coats that have medicines in them up and out of sight when they are visiting.
  • Be prepared. Program the poison control number into all phones (800-222-1222).
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Children's Health Menu