2-Year-Old Boy Lost His Life From Overdose With A Painkiller. What Parents Need To Know To Avoid A Tragedy Like This
September 19, 2018 17:22 By Fabiosa
Nowadays, the problem of kids' overdose with medicines is sharper than ever. Are you sure you know the safety rules for drugs storage at home?
A tragedy that happened to a 2-year-old boy who lost his life after an overdose with a painkiller is another reminder to take this problem very seriously.
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Tragedy hit a little town
Jennifer Clarey from Tullytown, Bucks County, is facing charges after her 2-year-old son, Mazikeen, lost his life from an overdose.
According to ABC, the child died of Vicodin overdose. The police found the remains of the active substance on Mazikeen’s sippy cup.
According to the authorities, the little boy was never prescribed Vicodin. Moreover, it’s rather rare if an opioid painkiller is prescribed for a two-year-old child.
The investigation of the tragic case is still in the process. Sadly, it won’t return the life of the innocent boy.
What parents need to know
The problem of children’s overdose with medicines is rather serious nowadays. In some cases, adults’ neglect may lead to fatal circumstances.
Here is a checklist of opioid safety every parent should know:
1. It’s strictly forbidden to take controlled substances without a prescription.
2. Store the opioids out of children’s sight or reach.
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3. Give the opioids to kids only as prescribed.
4. In case you doubt about a certain drug or its dosage, consult a doctor.
5. Keep track of how much medicine is in the container to make sure a child is not taking any.
6. Talk to your kids about the danger of taking medicines without your permission.
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Keep your children safe!
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