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Do you know your OTC’s? KnowYourOTCs.org
If there is something that I am a fanatic about it is medicines and pretty much any types of items with an expiration date. I think that it is crucial to remove expired things from our home as soon as possible.
I will not let anyone take any sort of expired medicine in our house. Have you had something like a soda that went past its expiration? One sip and you know that something is wrong with it. One look at the expiration date and you automatically think, “Aha!”
I am just as vigilant about medicine that I am about food and even though you cannot taste a medicine that is past the expiration date, it is important to remove anything expired from your home. But I had no idea that I shouldn't just be tossing it in the trash bin. However, one read of the one of the handy infographics on the KnowYourOTCs.org and I knew that I was doing things wrong.
As a consumer, I feel that it is my responsibility to take charge of my own healthcare and that of my family. I have been trying to do a much better job of that lately. But frankly, I get confused and I end Googling the answers to something but I go to a lot of different sites. Now there is one resource that I can head to first every time I need information.
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KnowYourOTCs.org is an educational website that provides the a knowledge we all need to “lead healthier lives through responsible use, storage and disposal of over the counter medicines.”
At KnowYourOTCs.org, you will find a one-stop resource for over the counter medicine information. This is the kind of thing that I need. I cannot tell you how many times I have had to administer medicine in the middle of the night but it took a lot longer because I needed to read the directions and get more information before I gave my child medicine.
On KnowYourOTCs.org, they break down the technical language so you can deal with your 8-year-old daughter's 2:00am fever or understand when to take a cough expectorant instead of a suppressant.
KnowYourOTCs.org is great parenting resource and one that you should bookmark today!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of OTC Safety. The opinions and text are all mine.