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Who Do I Ask For Help?

It is hard to manage taking many medicines. There are many people who can help you organize your medicines.

  • Your doctor.
  • Your pharmacist.
  • The MedsCheck Program.

It is hard to manage taking many medicines. There are many people who can help you organize your medicines.

Your Doctor or Pharmacist

There are many medicines with many side effects. Your doctor or pharmacist can help you organize your medicines. Tell them if you have side effects. 

Ask the questions below.

  • How will this medicine help me?
  • What are the side effects of this medicine?
  • What do I do if this medicine causes side effects for me?
  • How will I know if I am allergic to this medicine?
  • When should I take this medicine?
  • Is there a way to know if I took my medicines each day?
  • Is it safe to take this medicine with my other medicines?
  • Do I need to change my diet while I take this medicine?
  • How will I know if this medicine is helping me?
  • Is there a service to bring my medicine to my house?

The MedsCheck Program

MedsCheck is a free program that can help you learn about your medicines. This service is for Ontario residents only. Call your pharmacy and make an appointment with your pharmacist.

Your pharmacist will teach you about:

  • how your medicines can help you
  • how to take your medicines safely
  • what side effects you may have
  • if it is safe to take many medicines at once
  • how and when to refill your medicines
Last Reviewed: 10/16/2016