Do's. . .
- Read and follow the label directions.
- Take medicines at proper times.
- Check the expiration date before use.
- Keep medicines in their original containers and store in a cool, dry place, away from bright light or as instructed by the label.
- Take medicines as prescribed, either until used up, or discontinued as instructed.
- Fill prescriptions far enough in advance to avoid running out of medication.
- Prepare a list of all the medicines you are taking and keep a copy in your wallet or purse.
- Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Do Not's . . .
- Use capsules or bottles if it looks like it may have been tampered with.
- Take more or less than the recommended dose.
- Share or take any medicine that has been prescribed for a friend or relative.
- Take medicines in the dark.
Store medicines in the refrigerator unless specifically instructed.
- Break or crush tablets without first consulting your doctor or pharmacist.
- Eat foods that interact with your medicine.
- Leave your physician's office or pharmacy if you do not understand directions.
|Ask Your Doctor/Pharmacist . . .
- About drug interactions with other medicines you are taking.
- About any allergies/medical conditions you have which may influence your treatment.
- About generic products, before you fill your prescription
- What to do if your symptoms continue, or if there are any new symptoms or unusual side effects.
- Before consuming alcoholic beverages.
- About foods that interact with your medicine.
- For suggestions, if you have trouble swallowing pills.
- For suggestions, if you do not like the taste of your medication.
- If you have difficulty removing the safety cap!