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Tips for taking your opioid medication safely

Prescribed opioid medications may allow you to manage or control your symptoms. However, if your doctor has negligently recommended their use and you are unknowingly consuming opioids, you may endanger your life.

Keeping yourself safe requires your education and awareness of the impact of opioids, as well as vigilance to ensure proper application of all dosage requirements.

Practicing responsible consumption

If your doctor suggests the use of opioids in your treatment plan, ask about what other options are available. If you have already exhausted other resources and your treatment requires the support of an opioid, take initiative to understand the function and purpose of new drugs before you take them.

MedlinePlus.gov recommends that you have a complete list of possible side effects to verify that your consumption is not causing harm or danger to your body. If you recognize concerning changes to your mood, comprehension, sleep patterns or general well-being, immediately consult your doctor. Never, under any circumstance should you consume opioids unless they were specifically prescribed to you. Understand how long the recommendation lasts for your opioid consumption and immediately suspend use as soon as you are able.

Injuries from opioids

Improperly consuming opioids may create an extreme danger to your health and put your life in peril. If the necessity of taking an opioid does not make sense to you, consider asking for the opinion of another health care professional. If your worsening health is a direct result of taking opioids, you may consider seeking compensation for negligence. If you would like to learn more about staying safe from defective products, please visit our webpage.