There are people who gives out their medicine prescription that their doctor gave them to others mostly because they are well and the medicines are still remaining. It is wrong. The usage of other people’s medicine prescription has always been a popular way of giving out medicine without any formal instruction from a doctor. Many people whenever they fall sick will often get what kind of medicine, they should use from a second-hand person instead of the right source-The doctor/Pharmacist
Getting medicine prescription from someone who has no medical training whatsoever is harmful to the user and his/her general health. There are so many things that can happen when you take a medicine prescription from someone who is not a doctor.
- Using the wrong treatment: This is very common, where someone gets to use a medicine that is not right for that situation/health issue because someone who is neither a doctor/pharmacist. Which could in a way increase the situation of the person’s health because he/she will think the medicine is working but unknown to the person he/she is taking the wrong medicine and the situation will get worse because it is not being treated.
- The use of fake medicines: Fake medicines are on a fast rise competing with the effective originals, therefore it is important to get medicine prescriptions from a doctor/pharmacist as they have prior knowledge of the real version of the medicine as they can tell you what to expect when you use the medicine and when it does not turn out as they proposed they can easily tell it is a fake.
- Increasing the health issue: There are cases where people complain that they are using a particular medicine to cure a health issue but instead of the medicine to provide cure it is in a way increasing the problem. This is as a result of a former use of the wrong prescription to cure that health issue and so over time the health issue has formed immune against any medicine relating to the wrong one that was used.
The bottom line, always see a pharmacist for drug prescriptions on health issues. Don’t use someone’s medicine given to them by the doctor/pharmacist because they are meant for them alone.