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Tips for taking medication Medication must be taken as prescribed to work right. The following tips can help: 77 Don’t stop taking your medications for any reason without talking to your healthcare provider first. If you have side effects, your healthcare provider may change the medication to lessen these. If you can’t afford your medications, your healthcare provider may suggest resources that can help. 77 If keeping track of your medications is a problem, try using a weekly pillbox. You can buy one at a pharmacy. 77 Keep a list of all your medications. Show it to any healthcare provider you visit. If your medications change, update the list. 77 Some medications are taken for problems that don’t cause symptoms, such as high blood pressure. Even if you feel fine, take your medication as prescribed. 17


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