Ch. 19 Lesson 2: Using Medicines Safely (Hannah Miller p.6)

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Chapter 19 Lesson 2 mind map. Hannah Miller period 6

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Ch. 19 Lesson 2: Using Medicines Safely (Hannah Miller p.6)
  1. Standards for Medicines
    1. Prescription Medicines

      Annotations:

      • Medicines that are dispensed only with the written approval of a licensed physician or nurse-practitioner.
      1. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medicines

        Annotations:

        • Medicines you can buy without a doctor's prescription . The distribution of some OTC medicines is controlled. They can be used to make highly addictive, illegal drugs. 
        1. Medicine Labels

          Annotations:

          • The FDA requires that all prescription and OTC medicine labels contain information telling consumers how to use the medicine safely and effectively.
        2. Medicine Misuse
          1. Using a medicine in ways other than the intended use

            Annotations:

            • Failing to follow instructions on the package, taking another person's medicine, taking too much or too little of a medicine, mixing medicines without the approval of health care provider, discontinuing use of a medicine without informing your doctor, and taking a medicine for a longer or shorter period of time than prescribed.
            1. Medicine abuse

              Annotations:

              • Intentionally taking medications for nonmedical reasons
              1. lose weight or stay awake while studying
                1. to fit in with peers
                  1. illegal and unsafe to use a drug not prescribed to you
                    1. drug overdose

                      Annotations:

                      • A strong, sometimes fatal reaction to taking a large amount of a drug.
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