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.