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Medicine questions you should ask

  • Before leaving your doctor's office, pharmacy or hospital with any prescription, be sure to ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist:

    • What is the name of the medicine and what will it do?
    • How often should I take it?
    • How long should I take it?
    • Should I call for prescription refills?
    • When should I take it? As needed? Before, with, after or between meals? At bedtime?
    • If I forget to take it, what should I do?
    • What side effects might I expect? Should I report them to you?
    • Is there any information about this medicine that I can take with me?
    • If this medicine doesn't work, are there others that should be tried?
    • Does this medicine interact with any of the other medicines, over-the-counter products, herbal or supplements that I am currently taking?

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