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What questions can I ask my doctor about my new prescription?

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You may want to ask:                                                    

  • What is the prescription and what is it for?
  • 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 affect other medicines I take?
  • Will it affect vitamins, herbal supplements, or foods?
  • Are there other prescription, over-the-counter, or generic drugs I could take instead?

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FDA.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 04, 2018

SOURCE:

FDA.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 04, 2018

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