Adverse Drug Reaction Prevention
Prevention of drug side effects includes:
- Do not crush or split tablets.
- Make sure your doctor is aware of all medications you take.
- Ask your doctor to review your medications once a year.
- Take your medications as directed.
- Discard outdated medicine.
- Tell your doctor if you have any drug allergies.
- Ask your doctor about drug interactions:
- Tell your doctor what other prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking.
- Tell your doctor if you are:
- Tell your doctor if you have:
- Ask your doctor if any prescribed medication could interfere with driving or operating machinery.
- Read drug labels before you take nonprescription medication:
- The medication may not be safe to take with your prescription medication.
- Store medication in the original container.
- Keep medications away from heat, light and moisture.
- Keep medications away from children.
- Never take someone else's prescription medicine.
Continue to Adverse Drug Reaction Underlying Cause
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