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Pharmacy - Poison Prevention

Accidental poisoning from medicine can and does occur. Prevent poisoning in your home by following these safety tips:
  • Store medicines in a safe place - out of children's sight and reach, preferably in a locked cabinet.
  • Date medicines and discard those that are past their expiration or "beyond use" date.
  • Clean out your medicines periodically. As medicines grow old, their chemicals may change causing different reactions in the body. In general, medicines that do not have an expiration date should not be kept for more than one year.
  • Take only medicines prescribed for you and give medicines only to those for whom they are prescribed. A medicine that worked well for one person may harm another.
  • Keep all medicines in their original containers with their labels intact. The label contains valuable information for taking the medicine properly. Also, in case of accidental poisoning, it is important to know the ingredients in a drug product and any emergency instructions form the manufacturer. While prescription medicines usually do not list ingredients, information on the label makes it possible for your pharmacist to identify the contents.
  • Do not trust your memory. Read the label before using the medicine and take as directed.
  • Turn on a light and wear your glasses when taking or giving medicines at night or in a dark room.
  • If a medicine container has no label or if you are not certain what it says, do not use it.
  • If children live with or visit you, request child-resistant caps.


Navy Exchange (NEX) Pharmacy 

NEX - Building: 82 Floor: 1

Call Center: (301) 295-2123

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:30PM
Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:30PM
OPEN all Federal Holidays except Thanksgiving & Christmas

Arrowhead Building Pharmacy

Building: 9 Floor: 2

Call Center: (301) 319-3436

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday: 7:30AM - 8:30PM 
Closed Saturday, Sunday and all Federal Holidays

America Building Pharmacy

Building: 19 Floor: 1

(301) 319-3436

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday:
7:00AM - 6:00PM
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and all Federal Holidays