Tips on taking your medicines

  • Bring a list or a bag with all your medicines (including over the counter drugs and herbal supplements) when you go to your medical appointments, the pharmacy, or the hospital 
  • Ask your pharmacist and clinician questions about your medicines. 
  • Get all your prescriptions from the same pharmacy.  Ask your pharmacist about interactions among your medications. 
  • Make sure your medicine is what was ordered. 
  • Ask how to use the medicine correctly 
  • Ask about possible side effects 
  • Figure out the best way to remember to take your medicine. Associate it with something else, like brushing your teeth or a reminder on your cell phone.