Talking about a newly prescribed drug with your healthcare provider can sometimes be daunting, but it is important. To help guide patients with this task, Thomas J. Henry has provided a list of questions to ask when confronted with a new prescription.
Even with good intentions, some healthcare providers can leave out important details when they are prescribing a medication.
According to one study, doctors spend an average of 12 seconds talking about new medication’s side effects, and fewer than 50% mentioned side effects at all.
The result of these important details being overlooked is that many people feel nervous or uncomfortable when leaving their doctor’s office with a new prescription because they do not fully understand the purpose of the new medicine.
To lessen the confusion and discomfort, people are encouraged to ask their doctors important questions about the new prescription.
Though asking questions can be intimidating, doing so is necessary at times to broaden one’s understanding of a drug and to strengthen one’s confidence in its effectiveness
Part of the doctor’s job is making sure their patients feel safe and comfortable—when patients feel uncomfortable with anything, they should not be afraid to ask!
Use the list below as a guide when you are talking to your doctor about a new prescription.
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