With so many people today taking so many medications, it pays for all of us to be very careful, so that mistakes are caught before we take them! Make sure that you know from the Dr. to the Pharmicist the following...
"What are the brand and generic names of the medications?
What does it look like?
Why am I taking it?
How much should I take, and how often?
When is the best time to take it?
How long will I need to take it?
What side effects should I expect, and what should I do if they happen?
What should I do if I miss a dose?
Does this interact with my other medications or any foods?
Does this replace anything else I was taking?
Where and how do I store this medicine?"www.health.harvard.edu