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Understand Your Medications

Understanding your medications and what they do is important!

Doctor and patient discussing medications.

Make a List

Tell your healthcare providers about all medicines you are taking, no matter which provider prescribed them to you. Make a list of all of your medications and remember to include:

  • over-the-counter medications
  • vitamins
  • supplements
  • herbal products

Share Your Concerns

Let your provider know if you have any concerns regarding any of the medications you are taking. Together, you and your provider can determine if any medications should be changed or stopped. Also, if you have experienced any unwanted symptoms (such as having had a fall or having memory problems), be sure to tell your healthcare provider and ask if this could be caused by one of your medicines.