Taking Medicines

Frequently Asked Questions

9. How can I remember all the details about a new medicine the doctor prescribes for me?

When discussing medications with your doctor, it is a good idea to write down your questions ahead of time and to jot down the doctor's answers to those questions. Taking a friend or relative with you to your doctor's appointment also may help you understand what the doctor said and remember what to do after you get home.

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