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Taking Medicines Safely

At Your Doctor's Office

If you've gone to your doctor because you don't feel well, the doctor might decide a medicine will help and will write a prescription. Be sure you:

  • Tell your doctor or nurse about all the medicines you take whenever a new drug is prescribed.
  • Remind your doctor or nurse about your allergies and any problems you have had with medicines, such as rashes, indigestion, dizziness, or mood changes.
  • Understand how to take the medicine before you start using it. Ask questions. It might help to write down the answers.
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Summer 2013 Issue: Volume 8 Number 2 Page 23