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    Questions for the Pharmacist When Filling a New Prescription

    • Is this exactly what my doctor prescribed?
    • What is the name and strength of my prescription?
    • How often should I take this drug?
    • What should I do if I miss a dose?
    • Does it matter what time of day I take this drug?
    • Is there anything I should avoid while taking this drug (such as driving or alcohol)?
    • How will it interact with other prescription or over-the-counter drugs I am taking?
    • How will it interact with vitamins, herbal supplements, or foods?
    • What side effects should I watch for?
    • What should I do if I have a bad reaction?
    • How should I store the drug?
    • If I feel better before I finish the prescription, should I continue 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 Arnold Jay Haysman, RPh on April 28, 2016

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