Safe Use Of Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs can be very powerful and in some cases addictive. The most commonly identified issues with the use of Prescription Drugs are consuming them in excess and mixing medications. The other major issue with prescription drugs is as follows:

A prescription from your doctor is a temporary licence to possess the prescription drugs. A prescription is a time sensitive document. If your prescription is to take 2 pills a day for 14 days, once the 14 days is up any left over pills should be disposed of. Technically giving prescription drugs to another person is classed as dealing in class C drugs. This is particularly important if you are in any job that carries out drug tests. If you are having problems sleeping see your GP for advice, do not take a sleeping tablet from a friend or relative that was prescribed to them. It could lead you to fail a drugs test and lose your job.


Here are a few guidelines that will help you in Safe Use of Prescription Drugs.

  • Primarily, you should be aware of the risks and benefits of the medicines you are consuming.
  • You should share the information of the medication you use with your healthcare provider. Tell them about any herbal medicine or other supplement that you are taking; about the over-the-counter medications that you take with the prescribed drug and about your allergies to medicine.
  • If you feel any unusual reaction just after the consumption of the prescription drug, you must stop the use and talk to the healthcare provider.
  • When you use Prescription Drugs follow the usage instructions that come with them.
  • You should stick to the “guidelines of use” on the label.

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