Taking Medicines

Frequently Asked Questions

11. Should I inform my doctor and/or pharmacist about all the different medications I am taking?

Yes. You should always be sure to tell your doctor and/or pharmacist about any and all medications that you take every day or even once in a while. Unwanted effects can occur when a drug interacts, or interferes with, another drug or with certain foods. These chemical interactions change the way your body handles one or both medicines.

Also, tell your doctor and pharmacist about any allergies you have so they don’t give you a medicine that contains something you are allergic to.