Going to school with medicines

Never underestimate the dangers of accidental poisoning in children.

Autumn is back to school time. Whether your child is returning to school or going for the first time, here are some tips to keep in mind:

As a parent, you are the one who must make sure your child gets his medicines at the right times and in the right amounts. So, you should give clear instructions to the school nurse or day care worker, if your child needs medicine during the school day.

To learn more about sending medicines to school, please talk to your child’s doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Shane Cross, PharmD, St. Jude Pharmaceutical Services

Adapted from St. Jude Parents Newsletter