Video Blog: Using Medicines Wisely

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Written by: Joy Schultz, PharmD Pharmacy Director Agnesian HealthCare

Medications are a very important method for helping you with your health, they may also cause harm if not used correctly.  Here are some tips to help keep you safe while using medications:

  1. Ask Questions!  Make sure you understand how you take your medication and why you are taking it.
  2. Know what the side effects of the medication are.  If you develop a side effect, know what to do to manage it.
  3. Read the labels.  The medications are labeled to help keep you safe.
  4. Make sure your medication is correct.  Is your medication what you expected?  If anything looks differently, contact your provider or pharmacist.
  5. Keep an up-to-date medication list of what medications you are on, the dose of the medications, and how you take them.  Show this medication list to all your healthcare providers.

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