If your doctor prescribes a medication for your condition, make sure that you find out as much about it as you can and that you learn to take it properly. Ask the following questions and write down the answers before leaving the doctor’s office.
What is the name of the medicine and why am I taking it?
What is the name of the condition this medicine will treat?
How long will it take to work?
How should I store the medication? Does it need to be refrigerated?
Can the pharmacist substitute a less expensive, generic form of the medicine?