ncpie: national council on patient information and education- www.talkaboutrx.org
excellent website! a goldmine of patient-teaching information. "our web site is designed to help consumers make sound decisions about a very important part of good health: use of medicines. ncpie provides here necessary information to support consumers' safe medicine use."
"be medwise," along with every other ncpie campaign and message, promotes safe medicine use by focusing on the "3rs": risk, respect, and responsibility
ncpie: national council on patient information and education
- <li class=dot>ask questions about instructions for use, precautions, and side effects whenever a new medicine is prescribed.
<li class=dot>share information with doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other health care professionals about other prescription and otc medicines you are taking.
<li class=dot>keep a current list of all the medicines you are taking, including prescription and otc medicines. include dietary supplements, herbal remedies and vitamins too. be sure to show the list to your healthcare providers at every visit.
- read carefully any written information that comes with the medicine, and save it for future reference.