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Taking Medicines Safely

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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.

Unless otherwise stated, users may print or download this health information resource from www.healthinfotranslations.org for personal, non-commercial use only. All images, logos, trademarks and all other applicable elements are copyright of their respective owners: the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Mount Carmel Health System, OhioHealth, and Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Drug-related side effects and adverse reactions, Medicine
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
2/1/2011
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