managing your prescriptions

  • Store and secure your medications in a place where others cannot access them. Use a lock bag, lock box or a locked drawer.
  • Never take medications that are not prescribed to you. Never share your prescriptions with others.
  • Use a medication inventory to track you and your family’s use of medication.
  • Take your medications only as directed.  Download and use the Medicine Inventory. Mistakes or misuse can cause health problems.
  • Properly and safely dispose of your medications at a local take back program. See map below for take back locations.
  • Download our informational brochure. This brochure is also available in Spanish, and Russian.
  • For more information on WA State take back programs: www.takebackyourmeds.org.