Health / Dos and Doníts for the Medicine consumers

DOíS for the Medicine consumers

  • Buy medicines only on the prescription of your doctor.
  • Buy all medicines from a licensed chemist only and insist on a cash memo while purchasing the same
  • Retain the cash memo till you consume the medicines. lt may be useful in case of investigation of adverse reaction or other complaint.
  • Consult your doctor promptly in case any reaction or lack of efficacy of medicine persists.

Always check the medicines for their

  • Name
  • Expiry date
  • Price on the label
  • Right quantity
  • Ensure that the seal is intact
  • Always store medicines at your house in proper places away from moisture and direct sunlight.
  • Do take each medication exactly as it has been prescribed.
  • Do make sure that all your doctors know about all your medications.
  • Do let your doctors know about any other over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements, or herbs that you use.
  • Do try to use the same pharmacy to fill all your prescriptions, so that they can help you keep track of everything you're taking.
  • Do keep medications out of the reach of children and pets.

DONíTS for the Medicine consumers

  • Donít pay more than the maximum retail price on the label of medicine.
  • Donít purchase/consume the medicine, of it has crossed expiry date.
  • Don't change your medication dose or schedule without talking with your doctor.
  • Don't use medication prescribed for someone else.
  • Don't crush or break pills unless your doctor instructs you to do so.
  • Don't use medication that has passed its expiration date.
  • Donít store your medications in locations that are humid, too hot or too cold. For example, the bathroom cabinet may not be the best place for your medication

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