Medicine safety - Filling your prescriptionMedical errors - medicine; Preventing medicine errors
Medicine safety means you get the right medicine and the right dose, at the right times. If you take the wrong medicine or too much of it, it could cause serious problems.
Take these steps when getting and filling your prescriptions in order to avoid medicine errors.
American Academy of Family Medicine website. How to get the most from your medicine. familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/drugs-procedures-devices/prescription-medicines/how-to-get-the-most-from-your-medicine.html. Updated February 7,2018. Accessed May 15, 2018.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices website. Purchasing medications. www.consumermedsafety.org/medication-safety-articles/purchasing-medications. Accessed May 15, 2018.
US Food and Drug Administration website. Buying and using medicine safely. www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/BuyingUsingMedicineSafely/default.htm. Updated February 13, 2018. Accessed May 15, 2018.