The National Capital Poison Center

A nonprofit organization

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“I went to answer the phone and my 3 year old took a swig of lamp oil.”

“I had grapefruit juice for breakfast.  On the way to work I heard on the news that I can’t drink grapefruit juice if I’m taking Procardia.  Should I go to the emergency room?”

“There’s an overturned truck on the beltway, traffic is backed up for miles, and an unidentified liquid is dripping out.”

"My 15-month-old daughter drank some glue remover for artificial nails.  It’s not like her to nap in the afternoon.  Should I wake her up?”

“I just drank from a bottle of Gatorade, but the liquid inside tasted funny.  After I swallowed, my husband told me he had poured some leftover windshield wiper fluid into the once empty bottle to store in the garage. Should I be worried? “

The National Capital Poison Center provides expert, free medical guidance in similar situations, 24/7, more than 100 times each day. The Center prevents poisonings and minimizes injury from poisoning by providing state-of-the-art information and treatment guidance. Outcomes are improved and callers are reassured.  With integrity, professionalism, and innovation, NCPC makes a difference, one call at a time.


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The National Capital Poison Center

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3201 NEW MEXICO AVE NW STE 310 Ste 310


(202) 362-3867