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Talking to Your Doctor

It's helpful to have questions written down before you see your doctor - and make sure to take notes on the answers. Here are some questions you can ask about your medications:
  • What is the name of the medicine and how do you spell it?
  • What is the medicine for?
  • How much medicine should I take?
  • Is there a lower cost medicine that I can take?
  • When and how should I take the medicine?
  • What should I do if I forget to take the medicine?
  • What should I do if I accidently take more than the prescribed dose?
  • Are there side effects I should know about? When should I call the doctor about a side effect?
  • Does this drug interact with any other medicines I am taking?
  • Can I take over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, supplements, and herbal with this medicine? What about alcohol?
  • Do you have written instructions for me?

Contact Us

For more information on MEDSmart or to request free materials, contact:
Kelsey Cler
Health Educator
MaineGeneral Medical Center Prevention Center
30 Chase Avenue
Waterville, Maine
Phone: (207) 861-5273
E-mail: kelsey.cler@mainegeneral.org