Medication questions to ask

Questions to ask your doctor before taking any prescription medication, herbal or otherĀ over-the-counter, r supplemental medications:

  1. Why do I need this medication?
  2. What is the name of the medication?
  3. How does it work?
  4. What are the potential side effects? Which ones should I can my doctor about?
  5. Will the medication interact with the other prescription and nonprescription drugs I amĀ taking?
  6. How long will I need to be on the medication?
  7. How many tines a day and at what time of the day should I take the medication?
  8. How long will it take to see the desired effects?
  9. What specific information do I need to know about the drug?
  10. What allergies do I have that might cause a drug reaction?
  11. Is this drug covered on my medication prescription plan?
  12. Is this drug available in a generic form, which is usually much cheaper?
  13. What should I do if I miss a dose?
  14. Is there anything I should avoid while taking this medication?

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