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What Questions Should You Ask About Medications?

What Questions Should You Ask About Medications?



These are some questions that you or a parent should ask your health care provider about any medication you are prescribed:
  • What is the medication's name?
  • What does it do?
  • How long will it take for the medication to start working?
  • How and when do I take it?
  • When do I stop taking it?
  • What foods, drinks, or activities do I need to avoid?
  • What are the possible side effects?
  • What should I do if side effects occur?
  • What other treatments are there besides medication?
  • Whom should I call if I have questions?
 
 
 
Last Modified Date: 2/6/2001
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