Note Your Observations
It is really important to keep of your symptoms, right from the time you start a new medicine. You can do it any way you prefer: in a notebook, in a computer file or using our online tool. You should also note down any other medicines you are taking at the same time, because there could be an interaction between these medicines.
Why Your Notes are Important
Your notes could be helpful in several ways:
You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again
You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.
|Medicine Name and Dosage:
||Date & Time
||Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.