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How Much Do You Know About Prescriptions?

Prescription medicines can work wonders—when they are taken as they should be. But what happens when you miss a dose? Or when you want to take an over-the-counter medicine along with your prescription? See if you know the answers to these and other questions by taking this quiz.

1. How are prescription medicines different from over-the-counter medicines?
2. Which government agency decides if a medicine is prescription or nonprescription?
3. Before taking a prescription medicine, you should know which of the following?
4. What should you do if you miss a dose of a prescription medicine?
5. How much liquid should you take with a pill or tablet?
6. Which of these things affects how a prescription medicine acts in your body?
7. Prescription medicines can interact with which of these?
8. How does your age affect the way your body reacts to medicines?
9. Should elderly adults take the same dosages of medicine as younger people?
10. What should you do if you have unpleasant side effects while taking a prescription medicine?
Online Medical Reviewer: Freeborn, Donna, PhD, CNM, FNP
Online Medical Reviewer: Hurd, Robert, MD
Date Last Reviewed: 9/1/2016
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