Check Your Medicines: Tips for Using Medicines Safely

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Check Your Medicines: Tips for Using Medicines Safely

Description

This one-page tip sheet provides five simple tips for safe medication use.

This tool provides the following tips:

  • Bring a list or a bag with ALL your medicines when you go to your doctor’s office, the pharmacy, or the hospital
  • Ask questions about your medicines
  • Make sure your medicine is what the doctor ordered
  • Ask how to use the medicine correctly
  • Ask about possible side effects

Developer:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2005
Review Date: 2006
Recent Summary: February 2008
Original Summary: September 2006
Last Updated: 12/18/13

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