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Top questions to ask your pharmacist
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When taking medications, it’s important to educate yourself on what you are putting into your body. Take charge and ask questions to ensure you know the risks and benefits as well as how this drug might affect you and your lifestyle.
Here are some questions from our experts and CVS/pharmacy that you should ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist to ensure the best possible outcome of treatment.
What you need to know
What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction?
What symptoms suggest the dosage should be changed or the medication stopped?
How should I store my medications?
When it’s time to go off the medication, does the dosage need to be reduced gradually. What will happen if I just stop taking it?
**Please ensure to check with your healthcare providor before taking any medications or supplements or making changes to your diet. This article is for informational purposes only and should in no way replace advice from your healthcare provider.