Questions to Ask about Medication

The following questions can help you manage your prescriptions better.

What is the name of the medicine and what is it supposed to do?
How, when and how long do I take this medicine?
Will there be any medical tests needed while taking this drug?
What foods, drinks or other medicines should I avoid with this medication? Any activity to avoid?
What side effects may occur and what should I do if side effects do occur?
How will this medicine work with other prescription and non-prescription medicines I take?
Do you have any written information I can have about this medicine?