How Can I Learn About My Medications?

By asking your pharmacist or health care provider about your medications.

  1. What is this medicine (generic and brand name)?
  2. Why is this medicine prescribed or used?
  3. How should this medicine be used?
  4. What special precautions should I follow?
  5. What should I do if I forget to take a dose?
  6. What side effects can this medicine cause?
  7. What should I know about storage and disposal of this medicine?
  8. What should I do in case of emergency or overdose?
  9. What other information should I know about this medicine?

For more information:

National Institutes of Health – Medline Plus Drugs and Supplements

U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Medication Guides