DANGERS OF TAKING SOMEONE ELSE’S MEDICATION
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.