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    There are many types of prescription medicines used to help people manage their health. Your doctor and your pharmacist are your best sources to learn about your prescription medicines.

    Guidelines for taking every kind of prescription medicine could fill a whole shelf of books. This topic gives you basic information about antibiotics, minor tranquilizers, and sleeping pills.

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    How to Make Smart Medication Choices

    Your doctor isn't the only one calling the shots about your health. You've got a say, too, especially when it comes to the medicines you take. "You play a big role in creating your treatment plan," says Wanda Filer, MD, president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians. "You know your medical history, medications you're allergic to, and your budget." Talk about these things with your doctor. Together you'll make the best decisions about the medicine you need.

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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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