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    Medication Safety

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    How can you ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones while taking a prescription or over-the-counter medication? Do you have a question about the medications you are currently taking?

    Specialists from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will answer your questions about medication safety including the hazards of cough and cold medicines and children, the best ways to store medications, safe handling, signs and symptoms of prescription drug abuse, issues related to drinking alcohol while taking specific medications, mixing over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs, and more.

    From 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. experts will be on hand to answer your questions. Just leave your question and an expert will check in and respond throughout the day.

    University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences LEGAL DISCLAIMER:

The following is healthcare information and is provided on an informational basis and should not be relied upon for any specific situation, nor does communication hereunder equal a patient/provider relationship. The information contained in these topics is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information. 

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Nothing contained in these discussions is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. 

· Not a Substitute - The information and materials provided by the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences should not be used as a substitute for the care and knowledge that a physician can provide to you. 

· Supplement - The information and materials presented here on http://topics.9news.com/AsktheExpert are meant to supplement the information that you obtain from your physician, pharmacist or healthcare provider. If there is a disagreement between the information presented herein and what your physician has told you -- it is more likely that your physician is correct. He or she has the benefit of knowing your medical problems. 

· Limitations - You should recognize that the information and materials presented here on http://topics.9news.com/AsktheExpert have the following limitations, in comparison to being examined by your own physician: 

· You can have a conversation with your doctor. 

· Your doctor can perform a physical examination and any necessary tests. 

· You could have an underlying medical problem that requires a physician to detect. 

· If you are taking medications, they could influence how you experience various symptoms. 

If you think that you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or the number for the local emergency ambulance service NOW! 

And when in doubt, call your doctor NOW or go to the closest emergency department.