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Safer Using Series – Pills and Medicines

Penington Institute

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This resource is part of the Safer Using Series and provides information on using pills and medicines and contacts for further support.

The Safer Using Series is the NSP Handbook’s companion resource. This is a set of brochures on topics such as injecting, hepatitis C, keeping healthy, and drug use and the law.

Using medicines in ways other than directed can be harmful or dangerous. These ways can include using medicine prescribed for someone else, taking medicine at a higher dose or more often than prescribed or recommended, snorting or injecting medicine that is made to be swallowed, using medicine extracted from patches or using lots of patches at the same time, combining medicines or using them while drinking alcohol.

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