Medication safety

Medication errors may sound harmless, but mistakes in dispensing and taking medication can cause serious injury


Follow some of these tips to help reduce your risk of making a medication error:

  • Talk to your GP to understand the effects of the use of multiple medications
  • Never mix Alcohol or illicit drugs or over-the-counter medications with prescription medication
  • Keep medications well stored and avoid mixing old stock with new or the medication of different household members
  • Discard out-of-date medication
  • Keep an up-to-date list of your current medications and ideally source them from one pharmacy

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