Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC)

Common Myths

Common Myths #1

It's OK to take a pill that was prescribed for someone else.

Common Myths #2

Prescription drugs are not as dangerous to abuse as illegal drugs are to use or abuse.

Common Myths #3

Over-the-counter drugs are not as dangerous as prescription drugs because they don’t require a prescription.

Common Myths #4

It’s always OK to keep using or administering a medicine, such as a cough suppressant or pain killer, until the symptoms are gone.

Common Myths #5

Acetaminophen, an over-the-counter drug is always safe to use