Check Your Medicines
(public service announcement)
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