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Im about to take my new medication?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Take as directed!

Before you accept any new prescription or medication, know why it's recommended.
Know what it's intended to do. Remind the prescriber about all your other medications, including otc medications & supplements (not the same thing!). Learn about common side effects & dangerous ones, too. Find out if you're supposed to get refills or if this is a one time deal. And take w/ or w/o food as directed.

In brief: Take as directed!

Before you accept any new prescription or medication, know why it's recommended.
Know what it's intended to do. Remind the prescriber about all your other medications, including otc medications & supplements (not the same thing!). Learn about common side effects & dangerous ones, too. Find out if you're supposed to get refills or if this is a one time deal. And take w/ or w/o food as directed.
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