Questions for My Doctor
___ What is the brand name – and generic names, if any – for the drug you are prescribing?
___ What does it look like? (Pill or liquid? Color? Size? Shape?)
___ Why am I taking this? What is the desirable outcome? When will I feel better?
___ How much should I take (the dosage), how often, for how long?
___ What are the common side effects that I should watch for?
___ Are there serious side effects that could be dangerous?
___ Do I take this with food or without food?
___ Are there specific foods or liquids I should avoid?
___ What should I do if I miss a dose?
___ Is this medication addictive? If so, how can I avoid addiction?