Tag: Prescription Drug Safety

Medication Safety and YOU!

Thursday, April, 23rd, 2015 at 8:25 am by Easy Drug Card

No matter what your age or condition, there are several fundamental rules to follow when considering medication safety: Tell your physician about all aspects of your medical history: If your physician is treating you for a cold or for cancer, he or she needs to know your medical history. In particular, inform your physician about any chronic disease you have (especially heart disease, hypertension, or glaucoma), whether you are taking prescription medications, and whether you [Read More...]

Drug Safety Tips for Using Multiple Pharmacies

Thursday, April, 2nd, 2015 at 8:19 am by Easy Drug Card

Be careful when you use multiple pharmacies. There are many drug safety concerns when you get your prescription medications from several different pharmacies.  It is important to have oversight from your doctor and pharmacist.   Some of the drug safety issues which may arise are: 1. Getting two separate prescriptions for the exact same medication. 2. Taking two different drugs at the same time make cause side effects. 3. Over-the-counter medications may adversely interact with [Read More...]

Take the White Pill…Which one???

Thursday, March, 26th, 2015 at 7:46 am by Marianne Morgan

Prescription Drugs That Sound and Look Alike Prescription drug mistakes are more common than we would like to think.  Sometimes the mistakes occur when your doctor prescribes a new prescription drug or when the dosage on your current medication is changed. It may happen when the prescription drugs sound alike or look alike. Adverse reactions may result from a medication mistake. “700,000 emergency department visits and 120,000 hospitalizations are due to Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) [Read More...]

Prescription Drug Safety Tips

Thursday, March, 19th, 2015 at 7:29 am by Easy Drug Card

  It is easy to get confused when you are taking prescription drugs, especially when you are taking different medications at different times and dosages.  Precaution is very important to make sure that you don’t confuse your medications or miss a dose.  Here are several tips to help you find some easy solutions for taking your prescription drugs accurately. Medication Mix-ups and Mistakes with Multiple Prescriptions There are many conditions that are long-term. Some of [Read More...]

Important Tips for Prescription Drug Safety

Friday, March, 13th, 2015 at 8:52 am by Easy Drug Card

  Prescription drug errors do happen. Oftentimes when you mistakenly take the wrong prescription or incorrect dosage there are usually little or no side effects. Sometimes however, a mistake can cause harm to yourself or a loved one.  It is very important to be aware of our own health needs and the prescription drugs given to you by your medical professional.  Learning about your medications and understanding your dosage is very important to avoiding mistakes! [Read More...]