Know Your Medication


Sponsored by the Health and Medicine Foundation Know Your Meds was created to help you understand the role that you play in in helping your doctor improve your health.

Please note: Information provided is intended for educational purposes only. ALWAYS consult your doctor or health care professional for advice regarding your medication. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the U.S Federal Drug Administration FDA or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

What you need to know:

  • Keep your medications out of the reach of children
  • Get to know your pharmacy and pharmacist and ask questions
  • Always follow label instructions
  • Inspect medication for unusual odors and return if in doubt
  • Always consult your childrens doctor if you have any questions or doubts
  • Never give children more then the recommended dose and use the proper measuring device
  • Do not give medication for adults to children
  • Stay alert and pay attention to ingredients and consult your doctor

This site will provide you with resources that will assist you to:

  • Find out about your medications
  • How to make notes about any other special instructions
  • What Are Side Effects?
  • Questions to ask about medications
  • Understand your prescriptions
  • Getting Information
  • How to discuss these topics with members of the health care team including your doctor, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and occupational or physical therapists may be able to take more time with you than the doctor.