Medicine Safety Tips

When You Are at the Doctor's Office

Going to the doctor’s office can be an overwhelming experience. Having a basic plan can help you make the most of your appointment. Whether this is the first time meeting a new doctor or seeing a doctor you have known for years, the following tips can help your overall visit go smoothly.

Preventing Errors When Going to the Doctor’s Office!

If your doctor prescribes new medicines or gives you samples of a medicine at your visit, it may become very confusing on how to take them and when to take them. Make sure you have clear instructions that are written down or printed out for you to follow. Read through the instructions and tell your doctor how you will take the medicine before your visit ends. That way your doctor will ensure you understand what to do. By following the “safe practice” tips mentioned above, you will improve your overall experience at your next doctor’s visit and have a good understanding of the medicines you need to take. Most importantly, if you have any questions or concerns about your medicines once you get home, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor or pharmacist.