TABLE 2

Substance Categories Recorded During Calls to the Central Ohio Poison Center for Exposure to Veterinary Pharmaceutical Products Among Children ≤ 19 Years, 1999 to 2013

Substance CategoryNo. of Exposure Calls With Substance Category Coded (n = 1402)Percent
Veterinary drugs without human equivalenta24217.3
Antimicrobials20714.8
Antiparasitics20514.6
Analgesics15511.1
Hormones/hormone antagonists1238.8
Anticonvulsants715.1
Dietary/herbal/homeopathic supplements674.8
Topical medications for ears, eyes, and skin654.6
Corticosteroids644.6
Antihistamines533.8
Antivomiting/antidiarrheal drugs362.6
Cardiovascular/respiratory/urinary/renal322.3
Otherb825.8
  • a Includes pharmaceutical products, such as flea and heartworm medication, or other pharmaceutical products that are label-approved for veterinary use but have no label-approved human equivalents.

  • b Includes vaccines, medicated shampoos, chemotherapeutic, and nonpharmaceutical products.