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Preventing Injuries From OTC Eyedrops and Nasal Sprays

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: February 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 2 - p 23
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000426682.92278.42
Drug Watch

* Young children can be injured if they ingest over-the-counter eye-drops or nasal sprays. The Food and Drug Administration has received 96 reports of such accidental ingestions, many requiring hospitalization.

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is the course coordinator for undergraduate pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD. She also coordinates Drug Watch: daschen1@jhu.edu.

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