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Most Common Poisoning Emergencies

Top 10 Poisonings in 2019 for adults 20 or older

  • Analgesics (pain relievers)
  • Sedative/hypnotics/antipsychotics (sleep aids, tranquilizers)
  • Antidepressants
  • Heart Medications
  • Alcohol
  • Cleaning substances (household)
  • Anticonvulsants (for seizures and convulsions)
  • Antihistamines (allergy medication)
  • Street Drugs (illegal drugs)
  • Cosmetics/personal care products

Top 10 Poisonings in 2019 for children 5 or younger:

  • Cosmetics/personal care products
  • Household cleaning products
  • Analgesics (pain relievers)
  • Foreign objects (batteries, toy parts, food products, etc.)
  • Topical Preps (diaper ointment, pain relief cream, hydrocortisone)
  • Vitamins
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Antihistamines
  • Pesticides
  • Plants

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