Examples of questions
that you can ask us...
1)What is the full name of this medication and what am I taking it for?
2)Are there any potential interactions between this medication and other medications or supplements that I am already taking?
3)How long does it take for this medication to start working?
4)What are the common side effects of this medication and what should I do if I experience a side effect?
5)If my doctor prescribed a cream or ointment for a skin condition, how should the product be applied, i.e. how much, where and how often?
6)If my doctor prescribed an inhaler- what is the correct way to use the device to make sure that I am inhaling the full dose? Should the medication be taken regularly or only as needed? How can I gauge how many doses are left in the device?
Make the most of your medication by forming a
healthy partnership with your pharmacist!!
Sources: Canadian Pharmacists Association