DAN­GERS OF TAK­ING SOME­ONE ELSE’S MED­I­CA­TION

DREAM TEEN Magazine - - All From The Source -

Al­though it may be tempt­ing when in need of med­i­ca­tion, to re­lieve pain or feel bet­ter, you never want to use some­one else’s pre­scrip­tion. You might get away un­scathed, and then again you might not. And it could have dev­as­tat­ing con­se­quences. There are a lot of med­i­ca­tions that are ad­ver­tized on TV, but that doesn’t mean they are safe for ev­ery­one. Pre­ven­tive pro­cesses have been put in place to buy med­i­ca­tions. A physi­cian takes many fac­tors into ac­count be­fore pre­scrib­ing a med­i­ca­tion for you, in­clud­ing your cur­rent con­di­tion, your past med­i­cal his­tory, if you may be tak­ing other med­i­ca­tions and the likely risks and ben­e­fits of the drug to you as an in­di­vid­ual. When pre­scribed a med­i­ca­tion, your doc­tor and the phar­ma­cist will ex­plain when to take the me­di­a­tion, how much to take and how long to take it. It is al­ways good to look up your med­i­ca­tion as well, as many med­i­ca­tions have side-af­fects. You should talk to your doc­tor about them. Be sure to get all of the de­tails printed out, should you need to re­fer back to them when tak­ing your med­i­ca­tion. Tak­ing some­one else’s pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tion de­prives you of all th­ese con­sid­er­a­tions and leaves you vul­ner­a­ble to a host of prob­lems, some of which can be life-threat­en­ing or even fa­tal.

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