I agree with Kitt, when we are first prescribed meds when we aren't feeling well or in a bad place mentally, we don't think to ask these kinds of questions. If the doc or pharmacist don't tell us, then we have to find out the hard way. It's not a good way to do things, but we just don't think to ask questions most of the time - or at least I don't because I just don't think of them.
What I try to do now is when I know I have a doc appt. coming up soon, I try to write down questions to ask in case my meds are changed or new ones added or others stopped. That way I hopefully don't forget to ask anything. My husband also goes in with me so there are times he thinks of questions that I don't - which helps tremendously.
I will reiterate what Kitt said, make sure any med that you discontinue is with the consultation and approval with your doc. It's the best way to go.
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