Rx for Safe Medications

Modern medicine is a wonderful thing. But patients need to be careful when they are taking medications to avoid dangerous side effects.

Food and Drug Administration officials recommend the six tips for avoiding medication mistakes:

  • Know the names of your drugs.
  • Ask your doctor questions about any medications they prescribe for you.
  • Know what your drugs treat.
  • Read the labels and follow directions.
  • Keep all your doctors informed on what you are taking.
  • Keep a list of all your medications.

To help people stay organized, the FDA created a medication worksheet that can be printed for personal use.

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