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Questions to ask your
Health Care Team

Use this guide to gather the information you need to know from your health care team.

  • What are the brand and generic names of the medicine?
  • Can I use a generic form?
  • What is the medicine for and what effect should I expect?
  • Does this drug replace any other medicine I have been using?
  • How and when will I use it, what amount will I use, and for how long?
  • What do I do if I miss a dose?
  • Should I avoid any other medicines, (prescription or over-the-counter), dietary supplements, drinks, foods or activities while using this drug?
  • When should I notice a difference or improvement?
  • When should I report back to the team?
  • Will I need to have any testing to monitor this drug's effects?
  • Can this medicine be used safely with all my other medications and therapies?
  • Could there be interactions?
  • What are the possible side effects?
  • What do I do if a side effect occurs?
  • How and where do I store this medicine?
  • Where and how can I get written information about this medicine?
  • What other sources of information can I use to make my decision?




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