The Poison Post ®
Brought to you by Poison Control Centers
March 2017 Edition
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Go to or text poison to 484848 to download Poison Control's contact info directly to your smartphone. Be prepared! Download and save the phone number and the link to online guidance for a suspected poisoning. Do it now!
Acepromazine Taken By Mistake?
Acepromazine is a drug used to sedate animals and is not for human use. Most acepromazine poisonings occur in curious children or when people unintentionally mistake it for their own medication. Learn more...
What's Lycopene?
Lycopene is a natural pigment that gives some foods their red color. Can lycopene, either in supplements or in tomato products, have protective effects against prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease? Learn more...
Too Much Tacrine?
Tacrine was the first drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Cholinesterase inhibitor drugs like tacrine improve the symptoms of the disease and quality of life but do not cure or reverse it. Learn more...
Air Fresheners: Are They Safe?
Toxic effects of air fresheners depend on the formulation. Swallowing the gel-type air freshener beads or the reed diffuser solutions can cause serious effects in children. Learn more...
Two ways to get help for a poison emergency:

Both are free and confidential. Both provide expert guidance based on age, weight, and amount.