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Pharmacy - Taking Medication

Tips for Taking Medications for Maximum Safety and Benefit:

  • Read the label of each medicine container three times:
    • Before you remove it from its storage place,
    • Before you take the lid off the container to remove the dose, and
    • Before you replace the container in its storage place.
  • Use standard measuring devices to take your medicines. The household teaspoon, cup, and glass vary widely in the amount they hold.
  • Set medicines away from the surface edge to prevent containers and/or caps from being knocked to the floor.
  • When pouring liquid medicines, hold the container with the label against the palm of your hand to protect it from being stained by dripping medicine.
  • Wipe off the top and neck of bottles of liquid medicines to keep labels from being obscured and to make it less likely that the lid will stick.
  • Replace the lid on one container before opening another to avoid accidental mixing of lids, labels, and medicines.

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(301) 295-2123

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America Pharmacy
Building: 19 Floor: 1
Mon-Fri: 7am - 6pm

Arrowhead Pharmacy
Building: 9 Floor: 2
Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Pharmacy at the Navy Exchange
NEX, Building: 82 Floor: 1
Mon-Sat: 9am - 5:30pm

Drive-thru Pick-Up
Parking Lot of Building 85T
Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 4pm

NOTE: Pharmacies are closed on federal holidays.

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