Medication Safety Tip

March 16, 2011 at 6:10 pm Leave a comment

Don’t throw away the carton or outer wrapper that held your medication. If you do, you may discover that you no longer have information on the strength of the medication or instructions on how to take it.

The label on over-the-counter medications also may not list all the drugs in combination products that treat conditions such as colds and the flu. Likewise, if your prescription medication is dispensed in an outer carton, the pharmacist is likely to put the label with the directions on the carton itself, not on the medication container, especially if the medication comes in a tube or a small bottle like eye drops.

Source: The Institute for Safe Medication Practices

Entry filed under: Pharmacy, Safety.

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