Consumer Information

  • Paws Off Xylitol; It's Dangerous for Dogs
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Sugarless gum may contain xylitol, a class of sweetener known as sugar alcohol. Xylitol is present in many products and foods for human use, but can have devastating effects on your pet.

  • Some Medicines and Driving Don’t Mix
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Most medications won’t affect your ability to drive safely. But some do. The FDA advises to make sure you know if your prescription or over-the-counter medication can cause side-effects that may make it unsafe to drive.

  • Plan, Prepare and Protect Your Pet Before, During and After an Emergency
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    When it comes to planning for emergencies, pet owners should consider their pets too. With some simple preparations now, you can make sure your pet will be protected, safe and healthy, during and after any emergency.

  • Medical Devices for Weight Loss and Weight Management: What to Know
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Obesity has been linked to many health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Treatments for obesity range from healthy eating and exercise to prescription medicine and surgery. In recent years, FDA-regulated medical devices have also played a treatment role. Learn about approved products.

  • 5 Things to Know About Breast Implants
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates breast implants as medical devices. Learn about the risks of these products, and consider this advice.

  • Animal & Veterinary
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Consumer articles from FDA about animal health and veterinary medicine.

  • Treating Cushing's Disease in Dogs
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    FDA approved medications can help manage this disease that most commonly occurs in middle-aged and older dogs.

  • Treating and Preventing Head Lice
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Head lice. Learn how to check for them, how to treat them, and how to avoid having them in your home.

  • Cuatro consejos para preparar un almuerzo saludable y sin estrés que su hijo puede llevar en la lonchera
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    : Si su hijo es un deportista que necesita calorías adicionales para jugar un partido al salir de la escuela, o es un adolescente que trata de mantener un peso saludable, estos cuatro consejos le ayudarán a preparar un almuerzo nutritivo y personalizado.

  • FDA Warns About Stem Cell Therapies
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Stem cells have been called everything from cure-alls to miracle treatments. But don't believe the hype. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is concerned that some patients may be vulnerable to stem cell treatments that are illegal and potentially harmful. Here's what to know before you consider stem cell treatment.

  • Have You Given Blood Lately?
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    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.

  • Drugs
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Consumer articles about over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

  • Danger: Don’t Drink Miracle Mineral Solution or Similar Products
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    After receiving numerous reports of consumers getting sick, the FDA warns you not to drink sodium chlorite products such as Miracle Mineral Solution. These products turn into bleach and can make you sick, the FDA says.

  • Combating Antibiotic Resistance
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Misuse and overuse of antibiotics have contributed to antibiotic resistance, a phenomenon that reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of antibiotics

  • What You Need to Know (And What We’re Working to Find Out) About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-derived Compounds, Including CBD
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    The FDA is working to answer questions about the science, safety, and quality of products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, particularly CBD.

  • 'Colored' and Decorative Contact Lenses: A Prescription Is A Must
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Decorative contact lenses, also called 'colored' or 'costume' contact lenses, are not cosmetics or over-the-counter merchandise. They are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and you need a prescription to avoid eye injury. Before buying these lenses, here's what you should know.

  • The 3Rs of 3D Printing: FDA's Role
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Learn how the FDA reviews and researches 3D printed medical products to protect the public health.

  • 5 cosas que hay que saber sobre los implantes de seno
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Investigar sobre los implantes de seno puede ser abrumador y causar confusion. La Administracion de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA) dispone de herramientas en Internet para ayudar a las mujeres a conseguir informacion y plantearse cuestiones que se deben considerar antes de tomar la decision.

  • Cinco consejos para tener unas vacaciones saludables
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Al planificar sus próximas vacaciones a la playa, asegúrese de tener un viaje saludable. Tome en cuenta estos cinco consejos sobre la protección solar, los medicamentos, los lentes de contacto, los tatuajes y una buena alimentación.

  • Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants
    by FDA on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are a hazard year-round. Here are tips for preventing and treating the itchy rash and blisters.

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