Using Your Medications Safely
Learn the importance of understanding how to take a newly prescribed medication safely and effectively.
Learn how to recognize, avoid and manage the side effects which you might experience while taking medication.
Watch these strategies for helping to ensure that your medications are stored, organized and taken safely.
Watch this video to learn how and where to store medications safely and how to properly dispose of expired medications.
Medications can be very costly, but sometimes there are ways to get the medications you need at a lower cost.
Many chronic pain sufferers rely on anti-inflammatory drugs to keep pain at bay. But sometimes the very medication that helps can hurt in other ways. In the program "Managing Side Effects of Anti-Inflammatory Medications" you will learn what steps you can take to prevent that from happening to you.
Taking an antibiotic when you shouldn't kills good bacteria in your body, which can cause you more problems, and your body can become resistant to antibiotics. Antibiotics are life-saving drugs when used properly. A doctor will be able to tell you whether antibiotics will help. SpeakUp against the overuse of antibiotics.
Today, there is a lot of discussion about Super Bugs and their resistance to antibiotics, which can lead to severe illness and even death. In this program, you'll learn when antibiotics can be used, when they are not effective and how that impacts healthcare.
Antibiotics won't help completely if they aren't taken properly. In Part 3, learn what the guidelines are and why they are important.
When patients are discharged from the hospital they often go home with a handful of medications to take to assist with their recovery. The program "Taking Medications Safely" provides some basic information about keeping safe while taking medications as well as tips to help make following directions easier.
It's critical that medications are taken according to directions. Part 4 features some tips that can help you take medications more safely.
Taking you medicine as prescribed by your doctor is important. Without it, you may feel worse and take longer to recover after your hospitalization. But it's not always easy, especially if you have lots of pills to take. These tips will help you get past the problems and take your medicine as directed.