Getting to Know SafeMedication.com
ASHP's website features content written by pharmacists including information about prescription and over-the-counter medications, vaccines and medical devices.
ASHP’s SafeMedication.com is a valuable resource for parents, caregivers, or family members who are looking for information about their medications. All of the content is written by pharmacists to help patients better understand their medications and how to use them safely and effectively.
The site includes information about prescription and over-the-counter medications, vaccines, and medical devices, and provides answers to common questions that patients ask their pharmacist. More than 1,500 fact sheets contain essential details about safely using medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
As pharmacy professionals, you know that medications are only effective if they are administered properly. SafeMedication.com provides helpful illustrations that show the right way to use ear, eye, and nose drops, inhalers, transdermal patches, and other products.
A special COVID-19 section includes articles about COVID-19 vaccines, boosters, variants, at-home treatments, and information about Paxlovid.
The website receives nearly one million page views per year. Top viewed articles include:
- How do I treat cough and sore throat if I have COVID-19?
- Can you double up on pain killers?
- How to administer liquid medications
New articles are published every month. Follow SafeMedication.com’s Facebook and Instagram accounts to stay updated on the latest content.