10 TOP TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR MEDS
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1 Be informed and follow the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist. Know what each of your medications is for, how and when you should take it, and how it should be stored. Ask for a copy of the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) for your medication.

2 Keep a list of all of your medications, including their name, strength and dosage, when you take it and the reason for taking it. Take this with you when you visit any health professionals. Include details of non-prescription (over-the-counter) medications and vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements.

3 Always check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any nonprescription medications or supplements. Ask if it is safe to combine them with your current medications.

4 Remember that different medications may have similar names, so always check each medication carefully before taking them.

5 If you develop side effects, speak to your doctor rather than stopping your medications. There may be things you can do to reduce side effects or you may need to change to a different medication.

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