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Preventing children from opening the bottle can effectively reduce the risk of children accidentally ingesting drugs

Feb 16 , 2021

In daily life, most families will keep some common medicines at home, such as anti-fever medicine, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease medicine, antihypertensive medicine, etc. If these medicines are taken by children, it will cause serious consequences. Cases of accidental ingestion of drugs by children due to parents' carelessness often occur. The most direct way to prevent children from accidentally ingesting drugs is to use protective drug packaging (collectively referred to as "child-proof bottles").

Preventing children from opening the bottle can effectively reduce the risk of children accidentally ingesting drugs

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According to data collected by the China Pharmaceutical Packaging Association in 2011, it is roughly estimated that the number of children (under 15 years of age) in my country who seek medical treatment due to drug poisoning each year is about 30,000 to 50,000, and that there are about 2,000 children who die due to drug poisoning. There are 3000 people, and there are about 3000-4000 children who have sequelae or disabled due to drug poisoning. Among children's acute poisoning cases, drug poisoning accounted for 28.83%, with the highest proportion of children aged 1 to 6 years taking mistakenly.

Facts have proved that the use of child-proof bottles can effectively reduce the probability of children ingesting drugs by mistake. According to reports from the World Health Organization and foreign documents, in countries where manufacturers are required to provide child-resistant packaging for drugs and toxic substances, the number of children seeking medical attention due to drug poisoning has dropped significantly. Australia’s child poisoning mortality rate has been reduced by 45% to 60%; in the United Kingdom, the number of child deaths due to drug poisoning has decreased from 151 per 100,000 in 1968 to only per 100,000 in 2000 23 cases; In the Netherlands, the proportion of children under 4 years of age due to drug poisoning has decreased by 15%, and the number of children receiving outpatient and emergency treatment for similar injuries has decreased by 50%.

The child-proof bottle is mainly through the special structure of the bottle cap to realize the child protection function. The package can be opened by pressing the bottle cap while rotating. This opening method requires force in two directions, which is generally difficult for children to open, which effectively reduces the consumption of drugs by mistake risks of. A small medicine bottle can save the lives of countless children and avoid tragedies. We look forward to preventing children from opening the bottle to be used in more medicines.

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