October is recognized nationally as American Pharmacist Month, and it represents a good time to start up or renew a relationship with your local pharmacist.

Even if you buy your prescription medicines through a mail-order service, a local pharmacist can be an invaluable resource for questions about over-the-counter (OTC) products as well as supplements and vitamins.

If you are concerned about whether or not it is safe to combine prescription drugs with other medicines or supplements, or if you have any questions about the effect of certain medicines, you can ask your pharmacist. You can also call your local poison center at 1 (800) 222-1222 for help anytime, anywhere.

The American Association of Poison Control Centers honors pharmacists and Pharmacy Month with the following medicine safety tips:

Click here to view safety  tips