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General Advice on Safe Medication Use - Institute For Safe

9/14/2014
04:13 | Author: Kayla Henderson

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General Advice on Safe Medication Use - Institute For Safe

Be an informed consumer Unfortunay, medication errors happen. They happen in hospitals, in pharmacies, or even at home. And sometimes people get hurt.

Also, if you have any chronic illnesses, pick up one of the consumer guides about medications at a bookstore or from the library. Find out all that you can about your illnesses and the medications you are taking. What you learn will help protect you later.

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Your doctors, nurses and pharmacists work hard to keep you healthy, but you are alsoresponsible. Learn what questions to ask. Expect answers--it's your life and your health! Unfortunay, medication errors happen. They happen in hospitals, in pharmacies, or even at home. And sometimes people get hurt because of these errors. The more information you have, the better able you are to to prevent errors and to take care of yourself. You have to ask your pharmacists, doctors and nurses about your medications, and you have to expect answers.

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ENTACAPONE - ORAL (Comtan) side effects, medical uses, and

7/13/2014
02:14 | Author: Emma Coleman

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ENTACAPONE - ORAL (Comtan) side effects, medical uses, and

USES: This medication is used with other medications (levodopa/carbidopa) to treat Parkinson's disease. Entacapone belongs to a class of drugs known as.

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OTC Medication Use - Appropriate Use - Get Informed - AWARxE

5/12/2014
12:21 | Author: Brandon Powell

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OTC Medication Use - Appropriate Use - Get Informed - AWARxE

OTC Medication Use. Medications that can be purchased without a doctor's prescription are referred to as OTC (over-the-counter) or as non-prescription drugs.

Medications that can be purchased without a doctor's prescription are referred to as OTC (over-the-counter) or as non-prescription drugs. These medications are often sold in pharmacies, grocery stores, express stores, and other retail settings. Examples are allergy medicines, aspirin, and cough syrups.

Internet drug outlets often sell dangerous counterfeit drugs, although they claim the drugs are real, and use high tech Web sites that look legitimate.

Every year, more than 15,000 people die from overdoses of prescription painkillers.

Counterfeiters are selling fakes of many kinds of drugs, including pills claiming to treat heart disease, arthritis, asthma, AIDS and cancer.

One in four teens knows at least one friend or classmate who abuses prescription drugs, as reported in a 2010 national survey.

The following are some medication safety reminders for using OTCs:

Many fake drugs are made to look like the real medication—it can be very difficult to l them apart.

Counterfeit medications can be deadly. Many fake drugs contain too little, too much, or the wrong medicine, and may contain dangerous ingredients such as rat poison.

Generally, non-prescription medications are safe for self-medication when taken exactly as directed on the manufacturer’s insert. Occasionally, OTCs may interfere with the effectiveness of drugs prescribed by your doctor.

The AWARxE prescription drug safety program is brought to you by the NABP Foundation.

Three in five teens say prescription pain relievers are easy to get from parent’s medicine cabinets.

More than 50% of people aged 12 and older who abused prescription drugs in 2010 and 2011 got them from friends or family for free.

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How to Use Eye Drops Properly - Safe Medication

3/11/2014
02:08 | Author: Emma Coleman

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How to Use Eye Drops Properly - Safe Medication

My Medicine List · Your Hospital Pharmacist, Medication Tips and Tools 11 If you are to use more than one drop in the same eye, wait at least 5 minutes.

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(Using a mirror or having someone else give you the eyedrops may make this procedure easier.).

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FastStats - Therapeutic Drug Use

1/10/2014
04:25 | Author: Kayla Henderson

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FastStats - Therapeutic Drug Use

Prescription drug use. Percent of persons using at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days: 48.5% ; Percent of persons using three or more.

Source: Health, United States, 2013, table 92.

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Summary Tables, tables 22, 23, 24.

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Outpatient Department Summary Tables, tables 18, 19, 20.

Data are for the U.S.

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Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Emergency Department Summary Tables, tables 20, 21, 22.

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