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Questions for your pharmacist about prescriptions


WebMD Medical Reference
Medically Reviewed by Dr Rob Hicks

For each medication you take, whether it's prescription or over-the-counter, always check with your pharmacist that you understand how to take and safely store it. Here’s a list of questions you may wish to ask your pharmacist:

  • How often should I take this medicine?
  • What should I do if I miss a dose?
  • Does it matter what time of day I take this medicine or whether I take it with food?
  • Is there any activity I should avoid while taking this medicine (such as driving or drinking alcohol)?
  • How will it interact with other prescription or over the counter medicines I am taking?
  • How will it interact with vitamins, herbal supplements or foods?
  • Is there anything I should not take, eat or drink while I am taking it?
  • What side effects should I watch for?
  • What should I do if I have a bad reaction?
  • How should I store the medicine?
  • Are there other prescription, over-the-counter, or generic medicines I could take instead?
  • Is there anything else should I know about this medicine?
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Reviewed on November 09, 2016

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