Safe Use

Guidelines & Tips

Safely use your prescription medicine so it can provide the help you need, when you need it.

Follow these tips and guidelines:

Guidelines & Tips
Guidelines & Tips

In case of an emergency, immediately call the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center at 800-222-1222.

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Keep a list of all medicines you take and share it with your doctors or pharmacist. Also share allergies you have, if you’re pregnant and any conditions you have. Learn more about taking multiple medicines.

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Learn how your medicine will interact with other medicine, both prescription and over-the-counter, and alcohol by asking your doctor. Call your doctor if a side effect is unexpected. Learn more about taking multiple medicines.

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Many medications can impair your driving ability which is both illegal, and dangerous. Learn more about the laws regulating the use of prescription medicine here.

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Monitor your pills and medicine. This will help you be aware if some is missing, and know when it’s time to refill prescriptions. Learn more about Safe Storage of your medicine.

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When you travel, keep your medicine in a carry-on bag. Bring extra in case you’re delayed. Find more suggestions for taking your medicine when you’re traveling.

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Ask your doctor or pharmacist questions about your medicine and the instructions. Learn all you can. Know why you’re taking it and what the desired outcome should be.

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If needed, ask that your prescription labels be printed in LARGE TYPE so you can clearly read the instructions.