not used in properly, medicine can make you sick. One of the best ways use medicine
safely is to understand what your medicines are treating. Below is a sample list
of things to do while taking medicine.
for Taking Medicine
your doctor and your pharmacist for the exact times you should take a medicine.
your doctor and pharmacist what effects-good and bad-to expect.
each doctor you see, and your pharmacist, about other medicines you're taking,
both prescription and over-the-counter. This is important because some cause side
effects when they are taken with other medications.
a list of the name of each drug and a daily schedule of doses.
a check on the list each time you take the medicine. Do this so you won't take
two doses of the same medicine.
the directions on the label. Do not take more or less than directed.
your doctor or pharmacist if a medicine gives you new symptoms or makes you feel
you take antibiotics: Take all of it, even if you start feeling better before
all the pills are gone. If you stop taking the medication too early, infections
often come back.
start or stop taking a medicine without telling your doctor.
take medicine prescribed for someone else.
share your medicines with anyone else.
out medicine if the label date says that it has expired.