1. Confusing two medications with similar names.

  2. Taking two or more drugs that magnify each others potential side effects.

  3. Overdoing by combining more than one medication with similar properties.

  4. Getting the dosage wrong.

  5. Mixing alcohol with medications.

  6. Double-dosing by taking a brand-name drug and the generic version at the same time.

  7. Taking prescription drugs and over-the-counter or alternative medications without knowing how they interact.

  8. Foods that can have dangerous interactions with your medications.

  9. Failing to adjust medication dosages when a patient loses kidney or liver function.

  10. Taking a medication that is not safe for your age.