10 Things to Ask your Pharmacist

1.) Is there a generic form of this drug? Can you recommend a cheaper therapeutic alternative?

2.) Do you have any other written material about my medication?

3.) What does this medication do and how long will it take to do this?

4.) Where should I store this medication?

5.) What do I do if I miss a dose or stop taking my medication?

6.) What are the risks and side effects of taking this medication and which should be reported immediately to you or my doctor?

7.) Are there foods, drinks, or activities I need to avoid while taking this medication?

8.) Will this medication interact with over-the-counter medication, herbal products or other prescribed medication?

9.) Should I stop taking this medication if I become pregnant? Can I take this medication if I’m breastfeeding?

10.) Are there any non-prescription products you can also recommend for my condition?

When taking prescription drugs, it is important to be informed about what you are putting in your body.
When in doubt, ask a pharmacist for advice.

http://www.pac.bluecross.ca/advicecentre/get-more/lower-costs/ask-pharmacist

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