Check Your Medicines: Tips for Using Medicines Safely

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a NCPIE Board member, has updated this checklist to help consumers avoid medication errors. . Topics covered include:
  • Bring a list or a bag with all your medicines when you go to your doctor’s office, the pharmacy, or the hospital.
  • Ask questions about your medicines.
  • Make sure your medicine is what the doctor ordered.
  • Ask how to use the medicine correctly.
  • Ask about possible side effects.
  • Available in English and Spanish language.
    http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/checkmeds.htm