Taking Medicines Safely
This eight-page handout educates people about taking medicines safely. It explains that medicines can have some risk for side effects, and provides tips and recommendations to help people stay safe. It provides guidance for what to do when starting to take a new medicine, how to safely store medicine, and questions patients can ask their doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. The document contains a form where patients can write down important information about the medicines they take, allergies they have, and phone numbers for their doctor and pharmacist, as well as poison control.
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