Advertisement

What should I know about using prescription opioids?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
If you have to use rescue therapy such as opioids, follow these guidelines:
  • Take your medications only as prescribed.
  • Only get your pain medications from one provider.
  • Only get your pain medications from one pharmacy so that there is
           minimal chance of substitution of one generic source for
           another.
  • Don't take other people's pain medications.
  • Notify your provider if your medications are lost or stolen.
The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

More About this Book

The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

Migraines are a common, controllable type of headache that affects one in every six women, more than 20 million in the United States alone. The Woman’s Migraine Toolkit helps readers take charge of...

Continue Learning about Patient Education

What You Should Know About EpiPen Alternatives
What You Should Know About EpiPen Alternatives
When The School for Scandal was first performed in London in 1777, the main character, Lady Sneerwell, was a comic sensation. These days, when we get ...
Read More
What are the pros and cons of prescription drugs?
Julie Holland, MDJulie Holland, MD
Watch as psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist Dr. Julie Holland discusses the pros and cons of ...
More Answers
How can I identify a pill that isn't in its original bottle or package?
Jill A. Grimes, MDJill A. Grimes, MD
There are multiple reliable websites available to help you identify stray pills that may not be ...
More Answers
Is Sharecare About Globalized Medicine?
Is Sharecare About Globalized Medicine?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.