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Real Men Take Their Medicine


If your doctor prescribes medicine for you, make sure you’ve told him or her about any other medicines you are currently taking, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and supplements. You also need to talk about any allergies you have or any side effects you’ve had with other drugs.

When you get a new prescription, make sure you understand what your doctor is prescribing, why you need to take it, and how often you should take it.

Blue square bullet When your doctor prescribes a new medication, find out:

Blue square bullet When you pick up your prescription, ask the pharmacist:

You should schedule a followup visit with your doctor to track your progress. If you’ve gotten any new prescriptions from other doctors or have started taking new over-the-counter medications, be sure to let your doctor know during your office visit.


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