Consumer Updates RSS Feed en Don’t Use Products Marketed to Treat Molluscum, a Common Skin Condition A common skin infection that some people try to self-diagnose and treat is molluscum contagiosum. But by doing so, you run the risk of delaying the diagnosis and treatment of a potentially serious condition. The FDA has not approved any products for the treatment of molluscum. Thu, 01 Jun 2023 15:29:36 EDT FDA Children's Health Kids aren&#039;t just small adults. From diet and nutrition to their reactions to medicine, their bodies are unique. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more. Thu, 01 Jun 2023 10:49:29 EDT FDA Drugs Consumer articles about over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Thu, 01 Jun 2023 10:47:57 EDT FDA Infant Formula: Safety Do's and Don'ts The FDA advises parents and caregivers to not make or feed homemade infant formula to infants. Homemade infant formula recipes have not been evaluated by the FDA and may lack nutrients vital to an infant’s growth. Wed, 31 May 2023 15:07:47 EDT FDA Nutrition The Nutrition Facts Label on food packaging is an important and easy way to get essential information to help you make healthy food choices. These FDA Consumer Updates are also a great resource for more nutrition facts, and other helpful information about the food you eat. Wed, 31 May 2023 11:25:51 EDT FDA Food Timely articles and multimedia content about food and food-safety. Wed, 31 May 2023 11:23:58 EDT FDA Medical Devices Consumer articles about medical devices. Wed, 31 May 2023 11:19:32 EDT FDA Have You Given Blood Lately? FDA works to ensure the safety of the more than 14 million units of blood and blood components donated in the U.S. each year. Learn how FDA helps safeguard the blood supply and how you can donate blood. Tue, 16 May 2023 15:02:49 EDT FDA Accidental Exposures to Fentanyl Patches Continue to Be Deadly to Children Exposure to medication is a leading cause of poisoning in children. Kids have died or become seriously ill after being exposed to a skin patch containing fentanyl, an opioid pain reliever. The FDA urges you to take precautions and make sure patches are stored, used, and disposed of properly. Tue, 16 May 2023 14:17:40 EDT FDA Qué preguntar a su médico antes de tomar opiáceos Los opiáceos pueden usarse para tratar ciertos tipos de dolor crónico y agudo. No importa quién prescriba la receta, haga estas preguntas antes de tomar opiáceos.<br /> Tweet: Vaya a la segura. Haga estas preguntas antes de tomar opiáceos. Thu, 11 May 2023 09:51:01 EDT FDA What to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Opioids Opioids can be used to treat certain kinds of pain. Every patient should ask questions when getting a new prescription, especially for an opioid pain medicine, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone or morphine. It doesn&#039;t matter who is writing the prescription; ask these questions before taking opioids. Wed, 10 May 2023 10:20:49 EDT FDA Hearing Aids and Personal Sound Amplification Products: What to Know Learn about hearing aids, including OTC hearing aids, and personal sound amplification products. Thu, 04 May 2023 11:52:11 EDT FDA 'Gluten-Free' Means What It Says The only way to manage celiac disease is to avoid eating foods containing gluten. Learn how FDA&#039;s definition of &#039;gluten free&#039; on food labels makes that possible. Thu, 04 May 2023 11:23:00 EDT FDA FDA Warns of Use of Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) Among Teens, Young Adults Targeting teenagers and young adults, videos on social media platforms promote the unsafe use of SARMs to improve physical appearance, gain muscle mass, or increase athletic performance. Tue, 02 May 2023 14:31:54 EDT FDA Dietary Supplements Dietary supplements are regulated by the FDA as food, not as drugs. However, many dietary supplements contain ingredients that have strong biological effects which may conflict with a medicine you are taking or a medical condition you may have. Products containing hidden drugs are also sometimes falsely marketed as dietary supplements, putting consumers at greater risk. For these reasons, it is important to consult with a health care professional before using any dietary supplement. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more. Mon, 01 May 2023 17:11:47 EDT FDA Las garrapatas y la enfermedad de Lyme: Síntomas, tratamiento y prevención La enfermedad de Lyme está en aumento. ¿Cómo puede prevenirla?¿Cuáles son los síntomas y qué debe hacer si cree que usted o su perro la padecen? Thu, 27 Apr 2023 15:11:40 EDT FDA Ticks and Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention Lyme disease is on the rise. How can you prevent it? What are the symptoms, and what should you do if you think you or your pet have it? Tue, 18 Apr 2023 12:51:49 EDT FDA Understanding the Regulatory Terminology of Potential Preventative and Therapeutic Drugs for COVID-19 Consumers rely on the FDA for independent scientific reviews of medical products, including therapeutic drugs and vaccines. To meet the urgent need for products to treat or prevent COVID-19, the FDA has approved and authorized several preventative drugs, including vaccines and treatments. Thu, 13 Apr 2023 09:57:39 EDT FDA Safely Using Hand Sanitizer You can help stop the spread of infectious diseases by washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds every time. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be used if they contain at least 60% alcohol and are used properly. Wed, 12 Apr 2023 08:50:38 EDT FDA Hurricane Season: Be Prepared It&#039;s important to safeguard your food, water, medicine and pets before, during and after any severe weather event. Mon, 10 Apr 2023 15:15:36 EDT FDA