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Dos and Don'ts for Prescription Medications

Medications can have serious side effects when they are not taken properly or when they are combined with other over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, supplements, or natural remedies. Here are some simple "dos & donts" to help minimize negative consequences.

Prescription Medication Dos

Prescription Medication Don'ts

RESOURCES:

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices
http://www.ismp.org

US Food and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov

CANADIAN RESOURCES:

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index_e.html

Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
http://mbips.ca/

REFERENCES:

The National Women's Health Information Center website. Available at:http://www.womenshealth.gov/.