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To not want to 'share' my prescription meds with other family members

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Oitheyaremine · 14/07/2017 21:29

AIBU to think this isn't on! As when I run out, it's me who will suffer.

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user1471517900 · 14/07/2017 21:31

Well obviously.

Glumglowworm · 14/07/2017 21:32

Of course yanbu

They should see their doctor if they feel they need medication, not take yours

You have to prioritise yourself, you need those medications, you shouldn't give them away

Doyouthinktheysaurus · 14/07/2017 21:32


Bringbackpublicfloggings · 14/07/2017 21:33

Yanbu. You should never share prescription meds, imagine if the person taking them had a bad reaction to them.

ArchieStar · 14/07/2017 21:34

If they have the same prescription and are waiting for theirs to come through then I would as I'd then ask for it back when they get it. I wouldn't hand out medication just to anyone though.

Ginger782 · 14/07/2017 21:38

Soooo... what kind of drugs exactly are you dealing cough, sharing OP?

WeddingsAreStressful · 14/07/2017 21:38

Absolutely not. Do NOT give anyone any of your prescribed medication 1) you're the one who will suffer and 2) you have no idea how they'll react to it either.
It baffles me that anyone would even ask you for it.

KentMum2008 · 14/07/2017 21:41

It entirely depends on the medication. My sister and I use the same asthma inhaler and if we're out for the day together and she's leaving the house before me, I'll always check if she's got an inhaler and I won't bother packing one. And vice versa, when she comes here she never bothers bringing one.

But if it's going to leave you short then no, YANBU

Oitheyaremine · 14/07/2017 21:42

I'm not a dealer ginger. Do one.

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kali110 · 14/07/2017 21:45

NO you shouldn't op.
You could get in real trouble.

Pollydonia · 14/07/2017 21:45

Of course yadnbu , I got asked in work if I would give a colleague 2 of my very, very strong opiate based painkillers ( disabled with a chronic pain condition) . Colleague had spied them in my handbag. I just laughed as shook my head . Chancer !

kali110 · 14/07/2017 21:45

Wow, calm down Confused

Sushi123 · 14/07/2017 21:46

She's joking, but seriously, you cannot give your prescription meds to anyone

SmileEachDay · 14/07/2017 21:48

I'm not a dealer ginger. Do one

That's what all the best dealers say.

Why so touchy, OP?

AngeloftheSouth84 · 14/07/2017 21:50

Could it even be legal to give prescribed drugs to someone else?

Alexkate2468 · 14/07/2017 21:50

Think Ginger was just kidding. Don't give out your meds though.

Dreamstosell · 14/07/2017 21:57

Actually I remember police officers giving a talk on drugs saying that it was illegal and technically dealing.

RunRabbitRunRabbit · 14/07/2017 21:59

Why is this an AIBU? Do you genuinely think you are being unreasonable?

Groupie123 · 14/07/2017 22:02

If you're being prescribed paracetamol or ibuprofen then YABU.

troodiedoo · 14/07/2017 22:02

I once said to a friend help yourself to paracetamol in the medicine box and she swiped some dicoflenac left over from an operation, saying that would be much better! Bloody cheek.

HicDraconis · 14/07/2017 22:03

I do on occasion. It depends on the meds. Asthma inhalers are a common one to share (we do that too), some simple painkillers it can be easier to share one box than have two on the go, anti nausea drugs I have shared in the past if someone else needed one.

Antibiotics I wouldn't, you need to finish the course and if someone else is sick enough to warrant them they should probably be checked over.

Anti depressants, blood pressure meds, etc - if you're both prescribed the same drug at the same dosage then I don't see an issue with giving someone a few days worth when they're running out, they can return the sheet when they get their prescription filled. Some meds you don't want to abruptly stop!

Strong painkillers (including tramadol as well as morphines) absolutely not.

hazeyjane · 14/07/2017 22:04

What are the meds?

Rhubarbtart9 · 14/07/2017 22:05

Youre correct

TartanDMs · 14/07/2017 22:06

I am with you. DH and i are on the same medication and it really irritates me when he forgets to order his prescription and nabs mine, or when we are out he will ask if I have any painkillers - he doesn't think to take his own out with him but I end up being a walking pharmacy! Wouldn't share with someone not on the same prescription though, unlike a colleague, who offered me oramorph the other week when I complained that I had pain in my back Hmm

Sara107 · 14/07/2017 22:07

I don't know if it's illegal, but it is really important not to share meds it's one of the 'don'ts' listed on the pharmacy bag now I think. Your drugs may not be appropriate for their condition and the amount you have is the amount you need - there shouldn't be excess.

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