Medicines in My Home
Whether you learned about Medicines in My Home from a teacher at school or some other way, we are really glad you found us!
The Students' Room is for you if you are a middle school student (Grades 6 through 8) who wants to learn how to choose over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and use them safely. If you are an older student, you are also welcome in this room. Materials for adults are in the Consumers' Room.
You aren't too young to help yourself be and stay healthy. To do that you need to ask questions and play an active part in decisions about your health! But until you are an adult, you need to ask for help and permission from an adult when you think you need a medicine.
Medicines in My Home: presentation for students - animated(PPT - 6.1MB) Animated PowerPoint presentation; right click on full screen slide show to search for speaker notes Medicines in My Home: presentation for students - handouts(PDF - 1015KB) Print version of presentation without slide notes Medicines in My Home: Information for Students on the Safe Use of Over-the-Counter Medicines(PDF - 752KB) OTC medicine information and safety tips to share with family and keep as a resource Medicines in My Home: Information for Students on the Safe Use of Over-the-Counter Medicines - booklet format(PDF - 796KB) OTC medicine information and safety tips to share with family and keep as a resource. Print double-sided and make into a booklet or order copies from FDA. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and specify student booklets and number of copies. Checklist for Choosing Over-the-Counter (0TC) Medicine for Children(PDF - 65KB) All About Me(PDF - 48KB) Worksheet to help prepare for doctor visits; includes a medicine record to share with the doctor