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8 Questions to Ask About Your Medications

About half of us don't take our medications as directed, and it's often because we're confused about what to do. That's why it's a good idea to ask your doctor or pharmacist these eight questions:

  1. What is the medication's name and dosage?
  2. Why am I taking this medication?
  3. Will this medication interact with other medications or over-the-counter drugs that I’m taking?
  4. Is there a generic equivalent or over-the-counter alternative available?
  5. Should I take this on an empty stomach or with food?
  6. What foods or drinks should I avoid while taking this medication?
  7. How much should I take, when should I take it, and for how long?
  8. Are there problems/side effects that I should watch for?

Saving hundreds with generics

As shown in this example, you could save over $243 each month by choosing generic drugs.

Brand name: Lipitor®

Generic: atorvastatin

Drug prices are averages based on Blue Cross's costs and member deductibles.