Questions to ask your doctor when starting a new medication

When starting a new medication, appropriate questions to ask your doctor may include the following: What is the purpose of this new medication? What is it meant to do? Will I be taking it in addition to or instead of the medicine I’m already taking? How will I need to take it (with/without food, with another device), and when should I be taking it? Is this medicine meant to treat symptoms (such as acetaminophen for fever), or to prevent symptoms (statins to reduce cholesterol)? I...
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