How to Read a Prescription Label
by Dr. Mike Tigges
Medication Issues How to Read a Prescription
It is critical to know how medication could make you feel and how it can impact your driving ability and routine. Many people receive a prescription and do not fully understand their medication. When your doctor writes you a prescription, it is very important to ask the six basic questions about the medication:
1.Why am I taking this medication?
2.How much should I take?
3.When should I take it?
4.How should I take it?
5.What should I do if I miss a dose?
6.What are the possible side effects?
If you are a commercial motor vehicle driver, you also need to know how the medication will affect your ability to drive. Receiving answers to these questions will help you gain a better understanding of how to read your prescription label(s).