Three Delaware teenagers are hospitalized in critical condition after ingesting a large number of prescription pills and over-the-counter medications.

The girls called 9-1-1 saying they had popped pills.

The pills consumed include Tylenol, Xanax, used to treat for anxiety and panic disorders; Zoloft, used to treat depression and panic attacks; codeine, a pain reliever; and another medication used to treat Parkinson’s disease.

It’s scary when kids take pills like it is candy. Luckily, one of these teens was able to call for help.

Parents need to remember to lock up all medications, and talk to their kids about the dangers of drugs.

Just because pills are legal, does not mean that they are safe to take without a doctor’s oversight.