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Published on April 10, 2008

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You can help with the WAR On the misuse and abuse of Medications!

WAR

On the misuse and abuse of

Medications!

When your doctor gives you medicine … It is important to take it as directed.

It is important to take it as directed.

NEVER under any circumstance take ANY medicine not prescribed to you! Can you tell us why?

Can you tell us why?

“ Interactions” Rx & OTC’s Herbs Sunlight Some Dairy Products

Alcohol & Medications Most medications contain ingredients like acetaminophen that makes the liver work more. Alcohol is a poison which also makes the liver work harder to eliminate this “toxin” When you combine these two toxins, the liver is compromised and can cause possible liver failure. It is NEVER OK to mix medications and alcohol.

Most medications contain ingredients like acetaminophen that makes the liver work more. Alcohol is a poison which also makes the liver work harder to eliminate this “toxin”

When you combine these two toxins, the liver is compromised and can cause possible liver failure.

Negative effects when abused: Death from Overdose Nausea & Vomiting Coma or Respiratory Depression Migraines

Negative effects when abused:

What Label’s Mean:

Most common effects of medication abuse or misuse Respiratory Depression

Respiratory Depression

What is Respiratory Depression? When the Medulla Oblongata has lost its ability to carry neurotransmitters to the central nervous system, to stimulate breathing. What this means: The body simply forgets to breathe resulting in death.

When the Medulla Oblongata has lost its ability to carry neurotransmitters to the central nervous system, to stimulate breathing.

What this means:

The body simply forgets to breathe resulting in death.

What part of our body is responsible for breathing?

Overdosing on meds that have labels that read: “may cause drowsiness” Normal Chest X Ray Pulmonary Edema & Congestive Heart Failure

Can you think of anyone who has died from accidental overdose? Cause of Death: Lethal combination of prescription drugs. Could this have been prevented? Yes. Can you explain how? Told Pharmacist about all medications he was taking. Ask Pharmacist about possible drug interactions.

Cause of Death: Lethal combination of prescription drugs.

Could this have been prevented? Yes.

Can you explain how?

Told Pharmacist about all medications he was taking.

Ask Pharmacist about possible drug interactions.

What can you do? To make sure you are safe from misuse? Answer… Always read the labels! Answer… Take medication only under adult supervision. What would you do if your friends wanted medications to get high? Answer… Share your knowledge!

To make sure you are safe from misuse?

Answer… Always read the labels!

Answer… Take medication only under adult supervision.

What would you do if your friends wanted medications to get high?

Answer… Share your knowledge!

Is Power!!!

Test Your Knowledge… What happens if you take too much medication that says… “May Cause Drowsiness?” Answer: Fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema), Respiratory Failure How many types of possible “Interactions” can you name? Answer: Herbs, Rx’s & OTC’s, Sunlight, Some foods

What happens if you take too much medication that says… “May Cause Drowsiness?”

Answer: Fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema), Respiratory Failure

How many types of possible “Interactions” can you name?

Answer: Herbs, Rx’s & OTC’s, Sunlight, Some foods

Testing your knowledge… How many “Negative Effects” can you name? (From abusing medications) Answer: Coma, Migraine, Nausea, Vomiting, Death. Why is alcohol a negative interaction? Answer: Too much strain on the liver.

How many “Negative Effects” can you name? (From abusing medications)

Answer: Coma, Migraine, Nausea, Vomiting, Death.

Why is alcohol a negative interaction?

Answer: Too much strain on the liver.

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