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Taking an Active Role in Your MedicinesDesempe±e un papel activo en su medicamento

Taking an Active Role in Your Medicines

Take the time to learn about your medicine. For instance, why are you taking it? What does it do? Work with your doctor or other health care providers to get the answers you need.

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Talk to your pharmacist about how to take each medicine,  and ask for a fact sheet on each one.

Ask Questions About Your Medicine

  • What is the name of the medicine?

  • Why do I need to take it? When should I take it?

  • How should I take it: with water? with food? on an empty stomach?

  • How much do I take?

  • What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • What side effects could it cause and which ones should I call the doctor about?

  • Are there any foods or medicines I should avoid while taking this medicine?

Name of medicine:

List of medications

Taken for:

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Dose:

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Time(s) to take it:

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Take an Active Role

  • Fill all your prescriptions at the same pharmacy. This keeps your medicine history in one place.

  • Talk to the pharmacist. Make sure you understand how to take each medicine. Ask for a fact sheet about each one.

  • Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines you take. This includes vitamins and herbal remedies.

  • Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you have any medical conditions or allergies to any medicine or food, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Keep a list of all your medicines. Use the sample to the right as a guide for the type of information needed.

Publication Source: Food and Drug Administration

Publication Source: National Institute on Aging

Publication Source: National Institutes on Health - Senior Health

Online Source: Food and Drug Administration

Online Source: National Institute on Aging

Online Source: National Institutes on Health - Senior Health

Date Last Reviewed: 2005-10-25T00:00:00-06:00

Date Last Modified: 2002-07-09T00:00:00-06:00

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Fort Myers, Florida 33908
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Bonita Springs, Florida 34134
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Sanibel, Florida 33957
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Clewiston, Florida 33440
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