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Health Tip: Taking Your Medicine

In some cases, it's a lifelong commitment

(HealthDay News) - Even as adults, taking your medicine and staying on it may take more than a spoon full of sugar. When it comes to some medicines such as cholesterol-lowering drugs, it represents a lifelong commitment.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says you need to understand what you are taking and why. Be sure to ask your doctor:

  • What you are being treated for and how each medicine helps.
  • About the side effects of any medications you are taking.
  • How your medicine interacts with your other medications and the foods you eat.
  • What to do if you miss a dose or have problems with side effects. It is important that you keep your doctor informed of how the medicine is working for you.
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