The Dangers of Sharing Prescription Medications

Look in your medicine cabinet and you’ll see every prescription bottle includes a label with the name of the drug, the dosage, instructions, and perhaps most importantly, the name of the patient for which it’s intended.

Prescription medications

In This Article:

  • Our country is in an opioid crisis, but sharing medication goes beyond opioids. Many teens share ADHD medication, and it’s not uncommon for families to save prescription painkillers at home “just in case.”
  • Do not share your medication with others. Every prescription affects each person differently, and you can never be sure how their body will react. Doses are different for children and adults, and expired medications can be dangerous. Plus, it is illegal.
  • In short, use only prescription medications that have your name on the label. Keep your family safe by throwing away unused medications properly and not sharing your prescriptions with others.

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