» Never take someone else’s medication.
» Read the label carefully each time you take medication.
» Know your medications’ possible side effects.
» Know what your medication looks like, and speak up if it looks different.
» Keep the original containers for the medications you are currently taking,
but consider using medication reminder boxes (pill boxes), which can be very helpful.
» Use the enclosed plastic bag to bring your medications with you the next time
you go to the hospital.
» Do not keep your medications in the bathroom cabinet or in direct sunlight as humidity, heat and
light can change the medication.
» Swallow all medications whole, unless otherwise instructed. Chewed or crushed medications
can be absorbed too quickly, which can make you sick or change the way they work.