Before even filling a prescription, ask your doctor few questions:
How does this drug work, how much improvement can I expect, and how soon?
If I don’t take this drug now, and instead wait for a while, what will happen?
What are the most likely side effects?
Are there any rare serious side effects?
Are there any permanent problems this drug can cause?
If this is a new drug, why can’t I take an older drug?
Can I try a lower dose?
What date will we review my use/dose of this drug?
Are there problems stopping the drug or any special considerations on stopping or changing dose that I should watch for?
1Are there any potential interactions with food, my other medical conditions, or my current medications?
Might this drug affect my weight/sleep/hair/skin/nails/mood/sex life/relationships — and if so, how?
Do I need to stop this drug before I get pregnant?