Create Safe Medication Habits
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Organize your medication

If you are having problems remembering when to take your medications, talk to your pharmacist.

They can help you to:

  • Create a list of medications.  Keep the list with you at all times and show your healthcare professional
  • Choose a pill organizer that will suit your needs (ie: medication organizer, pillbox, pill dispenser, pill timers, medication alarms)
  • Blister-pack your medications.  Blister packs act as a visual reminder of which medication is to be taken next and when 

Try to stick with one pharmacy

This allows your pharmacist to:

  • keep track of your current medications
  • get to know your personal preferences
  • assist you with any issues or concerns you may have

General medication safety

  • Do not share your medications with friends or family members
  • Follow all directions and warnings on the label
  • Return all expired or unused medications to your community pharmacy so they can dispose of them safely.
  • Store all medications in their original containers out of the reach of children and pets
  • Do not mix different pills in one bottle
  • Call your pharmacist or doctor if you experience any unusual side effects.
  • Double-check the imprints on tablets and capsules after getting refills
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist before purchasing over the counter medications, nutritional or herbal products as some have the potential to cause dangerous interactions with current medications.

MoH     PCQO