DR. LATEEF'S 5 WAYS TO SAFEGUARD YOUR MEDICATIONS:
- DO NOT TELL MANY PEOPLE ABOUT YOUR MEDICATION TYPES.
Keeping your prescription types private may help in preventing unwanted attention to your medications. Not telling others about your medications will also keep your medical problems private.
- DO NOT GIVE MANY PEOPLE ACCESS TO YOUR MEDICATIONS.
Minimize the number of people who help you with your medications.
- KNOW HOW MUCH MEDICATION YOU HAVE.
Do a routine count of your medications on a regular basis to make sure none are missing.
- DISCARD UNUSED MEDICATIONS PROPERLY.
If your treatment is complete or you are not using certain strong medications any longer, properly discard them to reduce the amount of medications in the home.
- LOCK UP YOUR MEDICATIONS.
Keep your medications locked up. Medications should be safeguarded to be kept secure at home.
- ASSESS YOUR HOME ENVIRONMENT FOR RISKS OF ABUSE: If your home environment is low to medium risk, then LOCKMED products may be right for you. If your home environment is high risk, then LOCKMED product should not be used. You may need a safe to store your medications or no opioids should be kept in the home.