Many people are careful with medications around children but adults and seniors should still be concerned, too.
The West Virginia Poison Center said the more medications you take, the more careful you should be about how you take them and how they interact.
Knowing what you take, and keeping handy the instructions on how to take them are simple steps to keep you safe.
But some people don't take them.
"Some people come in and they don't really know their history and they don't know what they're on, and only give you certain medications, and then in fact you can have interactions causing such problems," said Mark Harris, who works in the ER at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital
Call the West Virginia Poison Center at 800-222-1222 or visit www.wvpoisoncenter.org/Default.aspx for more information.