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How can I prevent taking the wrong medication due to a pharmacy error?

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You just picked up your medication from your local pharmacy in Boise. No matter what pharmacy you use, you trust that it is correct. But what if it’s not? What if you take a medication that isn’t meant to treat your ailment and you suffer serious consequences as a result? 

Although the pharmacists and technicians are often careful, mistakes can happen. The wrong medications and dosages could be filled without anyone noticing—the results can be tragic.

How to Prevent Taking the Wrong Medication

Ultimately, you are responsible for making sure you take the right medication. You can increase your chances of staying safe by:

  • Checking the bottle with what your doctor prescribed. Compare the medication and instructions on the medication bottle with what your doctor actually wrote on the prescription pad.
  • Research the medication. Before taking any new pills, do some research of your own and find out why the medication is typically prescribed. If the medication isn’t usually used for anything you are experiencing, alert your doctor.
  • Examine the pills. If you received a refill, make sure the medication looks the same as usual. Also, inspect all of the pills to ensure some of the wrong medication didn’t get mixed in.

What Happens If You Take the Wrong Medication?

You may suffer from a variety of conditions and symptoms if you take the wrong medication. Some of the effects can cause significant problems to your health.

The attorneys of the Morton Law Offices want to help. We encourage you to connect with us today to talk about your situation through our online chat feature or by filling out the form on our website.  

Alan Morton
Advocate for Justice/Trial Lawyer