A few tips to prevention prescription opioid overdose.
-Follow the warnings on your prescription label
-Opioids are powerful medications, so not take more than prescribed
-Never use alcohol while taking opioid medications, due to increased risk of overdose
-Call 911 and give naloxone if an overdose is suspected
Learn more at: www.pbm.va.gov/pbm/AcademicDetailingService/opioid_overdose_education_and_naloxone_distribution.asp