Document Type

Parenting, Children and Teens

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The use of medications, both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC), is increasing among children. One out of eight children takes prescription medications on a regular basis. As a parent, you can protect your child’s health by asking good questions and reading the label on all medications selected for your child.

Publication Number

R12-5310-133-035-09 SP716-10M-03/09 09-0176

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