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Questions for the Doctor About Your New Prescription

  • What is the prescription?
  • Why do I need this drug?
  • What will this drug do for me?
  • How much do I take, how often, and for how long?
  • Does it matter what time of day I take this drug?
  • What side effects should I watch for?
  • What should I do if I have a bad reaction?
  • How will this drug interact with other prescription or over-the-counter drugs I am taking?
  • How will this drug interact with vitamins, herbal supplements, or foods?
  • If I feel better before I finish the prescription, should I keep taking this drug?
  • Are there other prescription, over-the-counter, or generic drugs I could take instead?
  • What else should I know about this drug?

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on February 23, 2014

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