The misuse of prescription drugs is illegal, which is why it’s important to do all you can to keep the medication safe and secure. We care about this issue at Riverdale Oral Health and Implant Center because your dentist, Dr. Sidney Adler, prescribes pain medication to you after you have undergone extensive dental treatment. We never want that medication to get into the wrong hands, so we recommend that you do the following things:
Communicate with your family and friends
Talk to your family members and friends and make sure they know how dangerous it is for them to misuse prescription drugs. If they take medication they’re not supposed to take, they are breaking the law and they are putting their health in serious danger. Misusing prescription drugs is addictive, dangerous, and even lethal.
Keep the medicine in a secure place
Secure your medication in a safe and secret place. Better yet, lock the meds up and keep the key in a place where only you can find it. If the medications are inaccessible and safely hidden, it will reduce the chances of your pills being stolen.
Monitor the pills
Keep count of how many pills you have left. It’s also smart to remember how many refills you have. This will help you know if someone is getting into your medication and using it without your consent.
If you have any issues or if you need to talk to our team about your concerns, please call 718-548-3353 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you prevent the misuse of prescription drugs in Riverdale, New York, as much as possible, and we look forward to talking with you.