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Check Your Medicines

(public service announcement)

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Tips for Using Medicines Safely

  • Bring a list or a bag with ALL your medicines when you go to your doctor’s office, the pharmacy, or the hospital.

  • Ask questions about your medicines.

  • Make sure your medicine is what the doctor ordered.

  • Ask how to use the medicine correctly.

  • Ask about possible side effects. 

Simple checks could save your life!

For more information, visit: www.ahrq.gov/consumer and
Ensuring Safe Use of Medicines

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality • Food and Drug Administration