OTC Medicine Safety:
Home Safety Tips for Families

FACT: Only 54% of tweens know over-the-counter (OTC) medicine can be
dangerous when misused. Start a conversation with your child today!

How To Keep
Your Family Safe

Creating an action plan is one way to know that you are using and storing medicines safely in your home. Get
your whole family involved by talking
about over-the-counter (OTC) medicine safety. Use the resources on this page to learn more about responsible medication use as a family.

three sheets of paper about over the counter safety

Family Action Planning Guide >
(Available in 6 languages)

three pieces of information about over the counter safety, including once called the Perfect Project

Additional Resources >

three pieces of paper for additional information about over the counter medication safety

Informational Resource Sheets >
(Available in 6 languages)

Supporting At-Home Resources

Digital Storybook

In this original story, Asha and her friends Rebecca and Nicky team up to plan an awesome science fair project. Along the way, they find themselves making surprising choices about science and medicine safety.

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Online Activity

Use this learning activity with your child today to explore the facts about storage and disposal of OTC medicines at home.

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Know Your OTCs Photos: mom looking at thermometer, © Hero/Media Bakery; kids looking at computer, © Tim Pannell/Corbis

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