Common mistakes to avoid with your prescription drugs

We need safe and appropriate medicine use between consumers and healthcare providers

In honor of Talk About Your Medicines Month, read up on common mistakes to avoid with your prescriptions.
  • You get the brand name over generic
  • You mix your meds with the wrong foods (or drinks)
  • You don’t check your Rx label at the pharmacy
  • You don’t talk to your pharmacist
  • You store your meds in the wrong spots
  • You don’t dispose of old meds properly

” you still need to be cautious when it comes to any drug…”

Sources and more information:

  • 6 Prescription Mistakes You’re Making,
    News.Health, October 8, 2014.
  • Talk About Your Medicines” Month, NCPIE, October 2014
  • Know Your Source: Protecting Patients from Unsafe Drugs,
    FDA ucm389121, 09/23/2014 .
  • BeMedicineSmart

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