Keep a current list of your medicines, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and dietary/herbal supplements. Bring your up-to-date medicine list to all of your medical and pharmacy visits.
Keep opioids and all other medicines in a safe place, out of the reach of children. Keep your medicines in a secure, preferably locked place.
Never give away or share your medicines with others.
Never mix pain medicines with alcohol, sleeping pills, or any illicit substance.
Review your medicines every six months and properly dispose of all expired, unused or unwanted medicines as soon as possible.