1. Why am I taking this medicine?
Ask if you’re taking any medicines that you no longer need. Sometimes a medicine should only be used for a short time, or your condition may have improved. Maybe you’re now taking another medicine which is more effective, and the original medicine can be stopped. A medicines review can help find any medicines that are not needed or not working well for you.
2. What are the side effects?
Ask if the symptoms you’re experiencing are related to your age, health conditions or medicines.
3. What can I do about side effects?
Ask how you can manage or decrease side effects from your medicines. Your doctor might suggest a change to one or more of your medicines. A doctor or pharmacist can review your medicines and work out the medicines that are not working well for you.
4. What happens if I don’t do anything?
Ask if the side effects of your medicines might get worse — or better — if you do nothing and keep taking the medicine(s).
5. Are there other things I can do to manage my condition?
Ask if there are any other treatments or things you can try to keep you feeling well. Lifestyle changes, such as exercising more or eating healthily, can be good options.