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Safe Use & Storage Practices

Many who misuse prescription medications begin through trying medications out of curiosity and availability.  Help prevent this misuse, starting in your own medicine cabinet.
Safe Use Practices
  • Use medications EXACTLY as prescribed
  • Never double up on a dose
  • Do not stop your medication without consulting with your doctor
  • Only use medication prescribed to you
  • Never share medications
  • Never take someone else's medications
Safe Storage Practices
  • Always lock up your medications
  • Keep medications in a location away from children and pets
  • Keep medications in their prescribed bottle
  • Immediately dispose of expired or unused medications.
  • Keep track of how many pills are in medication bottles


Office: Parker 204/205
One University Plaza, MS 7650
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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