Tips for Taking Medicines Safely
Poster of checklist to help avoid medication errors.
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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
Ask how to use the medicine correctly.
Ask about possible side effects.
Simple checks could save your life!
For more information, visit: http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/ and http://www.fda.gov/usemedicinesafely/.
AHRQ Publication Number 07-M008-2
Check Your Medicines: Tips for Taking Medicines Safely. Poster. AHRQ Publication Number 07-M008-2, March 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/chkmedpost.htm