Dawgs Take RX As Directed
Know How to Read Prescription Medication Labels
When reading a prescription drug label, look for:
- Patient name
- Drug Name and Strength
- Physical Description of Pill
- Expiration and disposal date
- Directions to be taken exactly as prescribed
- Refills: # of times the prescription can be filled
- Warnings: Look for warning to avoid side effects
- Interactions: Review of side effects and substances that should not be taken with this prescription
- Contact Information for Pharmacy: Talk to a medical professional before you change anything. Contact a medical professional if you have any questions about what you should be taking
- Look for the Pill Manufacturer or Distributer to ensure it is a licensed agency with FDA approval
- Legal Notices – sharing your prescription is illegal!
While prescription drug misuse and abuse is a growing problem, know that the majority of college students do not abuse prescription medication. Support resources exist for those who misuse or abuse prescription medications.
- Listen to your peers discuss the risks of misusing Adderall.
- Get advice from other students on healthier ways to deal with stress.
- Studies have shown that students who have used and abused prescription medications were more likely to have used illegal substances.
Listen to some of your peers discuss their experience with prescription abuse.