Medicine Pick-Up

  • Ask if this is the medicine your provider ordered?
  • Inform your pharmacist of any allergies and other medicines, vitamins and/or dietary supplements you are currently taking. The Institute of Safe Medicine Practices ( has a "drug checker" to distinguish if your drug will work with other medicines you are taking.
  • Make sure that you understand the directions on the prescription label.
  • Ask for written information about possible side effects. Ask for a device to measure liquid medicines, if appropriate.
  • Be sure to discard any outdated medicine.