How to Take Medications Safely

Improper medication use can be dangerous. Here’s everything to know about how to properly take medication.

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In This Article:

  • Prescription medications require a doctor’s approval because they are stronger than over-the-counter. Your doctor will prescribe the best medicine for you based on your unique needs.
  • Pain medications, especially opioids, can be addictive and dangerous, so be sure to take them exactly as directed.
  • Never share medications. Not only are you breaking the law, but you are also putting lives at risk due to wrong dosages and harmful side effects.

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