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Do You Know Enough About Taking Prescription Medicines?

Learn how to better manage your medicines by taking this quiz.

1. Older people have a greater risk for medicine interactions.
2. Tell your healthcare provider and pharmacist about all the prescription medicines, supplements, alternative remedies, and all over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that you take.
3. Be sure you can recognize your medicine by shape, color, size, and name.
4. Don't refill prescriptions until they run out.
5. Discuss any changes in diet with your healthcare provider.
6. During each visit, ask your healthcare provider to review your medicines.
7. If possible, buy all your prescription medicines at one pharmacy.
8. It's safe to take someone else's medicine if you have the same condition.
9. Follow extra precautions when taking medicines at night.
Online Medical Reviewer: Fraser, Marianne, MSN, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Hurd, Robert, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 3/1/2019
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