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It’s very important to keep your prescribed medications safe because many people are tempted to steal drugs that aren’t meant for them.

If you’re worried about your medication falling into the wrong hands, our Smiley Dental Mesquite team is happy to help you! We care about this issue because your dentist, Dr. Lynh Pham, prescribes medication to you when you undergo extensive dental treatments. So, to help you keep your antibiotics and painkillers safe and secure, we recommend doing the following things:

Communicate with your family and friends
Talk to your loved ones and explain how dangerous it is to misuse prescription drugs. Using the medication for nonmedical purposes is illegal, dangerous, and even lethal. This medicine can be just as addicting and harmful as illegal street drugs. The only person who should be taking the medicine is the person for whom they are prescribed.

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 track of how many pills you take and how many you have left. It’s also important to remember how many refills you have. If you keep track of this information, you will know when someone is stealing your medication.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about prescribed medications in Mesquite, Texas, please call 972.388.1138 now and talk to a member of our helpful dental team.