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Prevent Medication Mistakes

You can help prevent medication mistakes by keeping your drug information with you. Keep a list of the name, strength and how much medicine you are taking. Put prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, herbs, vitamins and supplements on the list.

Remember to share this list with your doctor and pharmacist. Ask questions about new medications your doctor is prescribing for you:

  • What is this medicine for?
  • How am I supposed to take it?
  • How long should I take it?
  • What side effects might occur?
  • What to do if side effects occur?
  • Is it safe to take this with my current medications, herbs, vitamins, and supplements?
  • What should I avoid while I take this?