Medicines In My Home


Medicines In My Home


Medicines In My Home is an interactive educational program about the safe and effective use of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. It includes materials geared to both students and adults.

This Web site is divided into four sections:

  • Teachers’ room
    • Course description and objectives
    • Teachers’ kit
      • Classroom lesson materials
        • Medicines in my home: Information for students on using OTC medicines safely
        • Classroom lesson on safe OTC medicine use (student) (PowerPoint)
        • “Feel better” drug facts label sheet (PowerPoint)
        • Worksheet to accompany presentation
        • Student pre-test, post-test, and answer key
      • Home activities
        • Family home project
      • Teachers’ resources
        • History of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and OTC drugs
        • Frequently asked questions
        • Additional resources
  • Students’ room
    • “All about me” sheet to share with the doctor
    • My medicine record
    • FDA & You columns on OTC medicines
    • Additional resources for students
  • Consumers’ room
    • Key concepts
    • Learning objectives
    • Materials
      • Medicines in my home: Information for adults on using OTC medicines safely
      • Classroom lesson on safe OTC medicine use (adult) (PowerPoint)
      • As they grow: Teaching your children how to use medicines safely (age-specific lessons for 3- to 12-year-olds)
      • My medicine record
      • Frequently asked questions
      • Additional resources for consumers
      • Additional resources for parents/caregivers
  • Press room
    • Graphic images
    • Internet public service banner ads
    • Print public service announcements
    • Program descriptions
    • Articles about Medicines in My Home
    • Medicines in My Home articles published in FDA & You


Food and Drug Administration (U.S.)

Funding Sources:

Food and Drug Administration (U.S.); National Council on Patient Information and Education


Release Date: 2006
Review Date: 2007
Recent Summary: March 2008
Original Summary: November 2006
Last Updated: 04/09/14

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