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Balance the Benefits and Risks of Using Medicine

(public service announcement)

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To minimize the risks and maximize the benefits of medicine use, follow the directions printed on the label.

  • Read the label every time you fill your prescription and every time you use it.
  • Take the recommended dose exactly as prescribed.
  • Finish all the medicine as directed.
  • Pay attention to how you feel and notify your health care team of any problems.

For more information, go to www.fda.gov/drugs or call 1(888)INFO-FDA.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Consumer Education: Ensuring Safe Use of Medicine



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