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Here are some tips to prevent medication overdose:

Follow the instructions given by your healthcare provider: Always take your medication exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change the dosage or frequency without consulting with them.

Keep track of your medications: Keep a record of all the medications you are taking, including the dosage and frequency. This will help you avoid accidentally taking too much of a medication.

Use only one pharmacy: Using only one pharmacy will help ensure that all your medications are tracked in one place and that the pharmacist can identify any potential drug interactions.

Don’t share your medication: Do not share your medication with others or take medication prescribed for someone else.

Be aware of the side effects: Read the label and be aware of the potential side effects of your medication. If you experience any unusual symptoms, contact your healthcare provider.

Store medications properly: Store medications in a cool, dry place out of reach of children and pets. Some medications may require refrigeration.

Dispose of medications properly: If you have expired or unused medication, dispose of it properly. Many pharmacies and police stations have drug disposal programs that allow you to safely dispose of medication.