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How to Use Your Medications

Most medications are taken by mouth but many are given as drops, ointments, skin patches, self injections, suppositories, and with an inhaler. Learn, step-by-step, how to use your medications and to make sure all your drugs are being properly stored.
  1. Inhalers and Nebulizers (3)
  2. Injecting Medications (2)

Remembering to Take Your Medications
Remembering when and how often to take medications -- especially if you are prescribed a number of them -- can be challenging.

Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs
Proper disposal of drugs is important for the environment. Learn how to properly dispose of your drugs.

What You Need to Know About Using a Nasal Spray
Nasal sprays are used to deliver medications into your nostrils. Nasal sprays are often used to treat allergies and colds. Nasal sprays are available by prescription and over the counter.

How to Use Oral Medications
The most common way people take medications is orally (by mouth). Oral medications can be swallowed, chewed or placed under the tongue to dissolve.

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