Taking Medication Safely

Posted on: March 20th, 2015 by JayHawkPharmacyBlogger
Taking your medication as prescribed is the best way to ensure you don't have to worry about an accidental poisoning.

Taking your medication as prescribed is the best way to ensure you don’t have to worry about an accidental poisoning.


Every day, thousands of people are rushed to the emergency room because of unintentional poisonings. More than 35,000 people die due to accidental poisonings every year. A sizeable portion of these accidents are due to using prescription medications incorrectly.

Jayhawk Pharmacy knows these accidents are preventable, and we want to make sure you know the things you need to make sure you’re taking your medication safely. Taking proper dosages and understanding how your medication impacts your body are essential to ensuring your medication does what it is supposed to. We’re here to offer some tips to make sure you’re taking your medication correctly

Maintain Communication with Your Doctor and Pharmacist

Your doctor is responsible for prescribing the medication to help treat any medical condition. Be sure to accurately describe all your symptoms to your doctor and don’t leave anything out. Doctors depend on you to give all the important information so they can prescribe the correct medication. You also need to make sure your pharmacist is aware of any other medications you’re taking, be it prescription, non-prescription, over-the-counter substances, vitamins or any other supplements. You should never be afraid to ask questions. There’s no such thing as a stupid question when it comes to your health.

Take Care when Taking Medicine

When your doctor prescribes medication, it’s important that you follow your doctor’s instructions very carefully. Take the prescribed dosage as often as instructed by your doctor. Don’t ever increase or reduce your dosage without talking with your physician. Making changes to your medication regiment can lead to unintended side effects that can be dangerous. You should also pay attention to your medication’s expiration date, and never ingest anything past its expiration date.

Jayhawk Pharmacy is here to answer any questions you have about your medication. We offer a full-service prescription center and we encourage you to contact us to get your questions answered.

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