||Podcast: Being Smart and Safe with Your Medicine
Rand: From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, I’m Rand
Gardner with Healthcare 411: Information for better health.
Have you ever had a problem with your prescription or over-the-counter
medicines? You’re not alone. With so much to keep track of -- from side effects,
to interactions with food and other drugs -- it can be overwhelming. But a
brochure from AHRQ called "Your Medicine: Be Smart. Be Safe" offers several tips
that can help. AHRQ’s Diane Cousins has more:
Diane Cousins: You know, being smart and staying safe when taking
medicines doesn’t have to be complicated. AHRQ has a free guide that answers
common questions about sharing your medical information with your health care
providers, learning about your medicines and carrying out your treatment plan.
It also has a wallet card so you can list all your medicines and carry it with
you in case of an emergency.
Rand: To get the free guide and wallet card, call 1-800-358-9295.
Healthcare 411 is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human