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This pamphlet provides guidelines for the safe use of prescription drugs (medications) and a guide for discussion of medications with a health care provider or pharmacist.
Topics include possible questions to ask, information about how to take the right medication at the right time, how to take medications correctly and safely, splitting pills, generic drugs, and suggestions for filling prescriptions and storing medications.
Features and benefits of this pamphlet include:
Benefits of This Pamphlet to Your Patient
Compliance in taking prescribed medications is of critical importance to successful treatment outcomes. This pamphlet provides the information and guidance a patient needs to fully understand why and how to medicate himself or herself under your prescribed treatment plan.
Providing this pamphlet to your patient will help reinforce the importance of keeping him or her on your prescribed plan. It is a small investment in patient education that can lead to large rewards in terms of improved patient outcomes.
When you purchase Mayo Clinic patient education materials, proceeds are used to further medical education and research at Mayo Clinic. You not only get the answers to your questions, you become part of the solution.
Patients should review this educational material with their physicians to ensure it is consistent with a medically approved treatment plan. Pharmaceutical and medical device companies that wish to use this material in conjunction with an educational program must contact Mayo Clinic for approval. Mayo Clinic does not sponsor or endorse third party products and/or services.