Types of Medicines
See below for the different types of medicines. It is important to know what kind of medicine you have been prescribed so that you take it in the right way. Your doctor will tell you what kind of medicine he or she is prescribing for you and why you are to take it. Your pharmacist will tell you how to take your medicine when you pick it up at the pharmacy.
Questions? Ask your pharmacist or doctor! They want to help.
More Let's Talk About Medicines Links:
Types of bottles
How to Store Medicines
Prescription Medicine Labels
When Should You Take Your Medicine?
Special Instructions to the Prescription Medicine Labels
Over-the-Counter Medicine Use
Remembering to Take Your Medicine
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