The Dangers of Sharing Medicine
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- Different doses: Drugs are prescribed in different dosages with different instructions based on the individual. So even if a person has a prescription for the drug you planned to share with them, their doctor may have them on a different dose or medication schedule.
- Serious side effects: All medications have side effects, which doctors take into consideration when they choose a certain medicine for their patient. Medications will have different results on each individual, based on their health needs and how they interact (potentially badly) with other medicines.
- Drug safety: The medications dispensed by licensed pharmacies are subject to strict regulations for quality and safety. Unfortunately, fake or counterfeit medicine sold on the streets and online is a problem the FDA is working to combat. When you take medicine from someone else, you can’t always confirm its safety or ingredients.