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Dos and Don’ts When Taking Medicine


If you take any medicines, you likely know how important they are to your health. But many people don’t realize that taking medications incorrectly can lead to severe effects. The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to ensure proper use of your meds and avoid potential mishaps.

Our Pharmacy in Katy, Texas, will help identify some dos and don’ts when taking medicine:

  • DO use the dosing cup.

    If you have a dosing cup, use it. The dosing cup that comes with your medicine is the only way to measure the dose accurately. If you don’t have one, ask your doctor if they can give you one.

  • DON’T share your medication with friends and family.

    When it comes to medicines, it’s important to remember that they are not the same for everyone. Just because a friend or a family member has the same symptoms as you doesn’t mean they should take the same medicine.

  • DO make sure that you read labels completely and carefully follow instructions.

    As a general rule, always read labels completely. Carefully follow the instructions on how to take your medicine.

  • DON’T let yourself run out of medicine.

    Set a date every month to check your supply. Set a reminder in your calendar several days before you need to refill it; so you don’t run out of medicine.

For your convenience, Life Pharmacy offers online Refill Prescription services so you can avoid running low on any of your medications.

If you need personalized medications, we also specialize in Compounding in Texas.

Other services we offer include Immunizations, Pet Care, Dermatology, and more. Please call us to learn more about our pharmacy services.

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