Follow your physician’s orders for medications and report any unusual side effects right away.
Talk to your doctor before starting any new medication, including vitamins, herbs and over the counter remedies, as many of these can interact with your prescription medications.
Carry a list of current medications with you at all times. This list should include the name, dose and frequency of each medication and list any allergies you may have. Make sure that each of your physicians has this list.
Have all your prescriptions filled at the same pharmacy so that your pharmacist can keep track of all your medications and monitor for any potential drug interactions.
Keep all of your medications in the same place so that in the event of an emergency they are easy to gather and take with you.