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Tips for taking medicines safely

Posted Sep 13 2008 11:46pm
Always carry a list of your medications and doses.


When your doctor prescribes a new medicine, tell him about any other drugs you are taking.
This includes medicines over- the-counter drugs and vitamin supplements.


If you have any side effects from medication, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.


It is usually best to take prescription medications with a full glass of water. This can help prevent stomach irritation and improve absorption. Don't take them with soft drinks or grapefruit juice.


Don't mix your medications with food or drink unless instructed to by your doctor or pharmacist.


Always read and comply with any directions that come with your medication.


Always check the expiry date of the medicines.


Buy medicines with bills.

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