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How should I store my opioid medication to prevent other people from taking it?

Consider a lockbox for your medications. Even one accidental dose of an opioid pain medicine meant for an adult can cause a fatal overdose in a child or anyone not used to taking this type of medication. Anyone (including teenagers) in the home or who are visiting may seek out opioid pain medicines for nonmedical use. Don’t leave prescription opioids in the medicine cabinet or out in plain view.

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