- Learn Before you start taking any new
prescription or OTC/herbal supplement by speaking with your pharmacist. Before
taking ANY new drug OR supplement have your pharmacist review the impact on the
other meds you are taking. Medications and supplements can counteract each
- TAKE A PHOTO. Make a List, Place the pill next to
list medication or supplements as many look alike. Update with any new med or
- Pill Container with 2-3 x a day is a MUST, if
you are taking multiple Meds+OTC. NOTE: most pill containers are not child proof
so keep out of reach of children.
- Single Sourcing of medications can be a life
saver. If you get online medications, as well as other prescriptions from local
pharmacy(s) make sure that you have one Go-To Pharmacist to review.
- Read the warning labels. It is always best to
check with your pharmacist to find any medication or OTC that may be
contraindication with each other.
- Take As Directed on label, do not 12/ dose for
cost saving. Check with MD to higher does at same price that you can cut in
- Finish medication, unless serious side effects
happen. Then notify your prescribing MD immediately
- Annually review Expiration Date on all household
prescriptions and supplement. Dispose of medications by bagging and dropping at
any police station. DO NOT flush down the toilet or toss in trash.
- Do Not Share prescriptions. Your prescription
may cause another person to have life-threatening results to a similar
ask for a “starter “2-week supply of new meds before you invest in the
money saving 90-day supply, that way you can be assured that the prescription
will work appropriately.