Most Common Poisoning Emergencies

Top Ten Adult Poisonings in 2017

  • Analgesics (pain relievers)
  • Sedative/hypnotics/antipsychotics (sleep aids, tranquilizers)
  • Antidepressants
  • Heart Medications
  • Alcohol
  • Anticonvulsants (for seizures and convulsions)
  • Street Drugs (illegal drugs)
  • Antihistamines (allergy medication)
  • Hormones
  • Cough and Cold

Top Ten Children < 19 Poisonings in 2017

  • Cosmetics
  • Analgesics (pain relievers)
  • Household Cleaners
  • Foreign Bodies (batteries, toy parts, food product, etc.)
  • Topical Preps (diaper ointment, pain relief cream, hydrocortisone)
  • Antihistimines (allergy medication)
  • Antidepressants
  • Vitamins
  • Plants
  • Arts and Crafts and Office Supplies

Prevention Tips

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