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The National Institute on Aging suggests you ask your doctor seven questions before leaving the office.

  1. What is the name of the medicine and why am I taking it?
  2. What medical condition does this medicine treat?
  3. How many times a day should I take this medicine? How much medicine should I take?
  4. How long will it take this medicine to work? When should I stop taking it?
  5. What should I do if I miss a dose?
  6. Are there any side effects I should know about? When should I call you if I am having side effects?
  7. Can I safely mix this medicine with the remedies, vitamins, and OTC drugs I am taking?

The Institute also advises that each time you visit, be sure to ask your doctor if you still need to be on all your medicines.

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