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Sample Questions To Ask A Doctor During A Visit

Questions To Ask If The Doctor Recommends A Drug That's New For You

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Help avoid medication errors. At least consider asking the doctor the following questions. Preferably complete a drug questionnaire about each drug. Questions the doctor doesn't have time to answer can be answered by your pharmacist. If not, he or she can direct you to the appropriate source.

At least ask the doctor:

  • What the drug is.
  • What it does.
  • Possible side effects.
  • How long to take the drug.
  • Whether the drug is compatible with your other drugs.
  • What are the alternatives such as more exercise or better nutrition or complementary therapies?
  • Are there alternative, less expensive drugs? If so, why is this drug suggested instead of the alternatives?

IF YOU ARE OVER AGE 65: You are likely to metabolize drugs differently than when you were young. Extra precautions need to be taken with the dosage of drugs. Watch for any changes such as fatigue or incontinence which may signal too large a dose. Review your meds with your doctor at least every 6 months. To avoid overdosage, ask: what drugs can you reduce or eliminate?

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